About me

I graduated in August 2016 with a PhD in Computer Science, focused on human-computer interaction (HCI), from the University of Colorado Boulder. My research interests include participatory design and design methodologies, social impact, social computing, and community-based research and design. I am especially interested in how to design with people and translating research findings in action.

In my dissertation research, I used user-centered and participatory design, community-based participatory research, and behavior theory to explore the ways technology can be used to promote social justice and healthy behaviors. I was co-advised with Professor Katie Siek, currently at Indiana University, and Professor Tammy Sumner.

I currently work as a user researcher at Amazon Alexa as part of the Household Organization team. In my role, I conduct mixed-methods research exploring the design of experiences that help households get and stay organized. I also remain active in my continued collaboration with Boulder Food Rescue on community-based participatory research at the intersection of design, technology, and food justice.