Hi! I am a Technology and Social Behavior PhD student in the Inclusive Technology Lab at Northwestern University. My research in human-computer interaction and accessibility focuses on multimodal interfaces to support teams with individuals with disabilities. I am advised by Dr. Anne Marie Piper.

Currently, I am exploring how Deaf and hearing professionals use a variety of communication strategies in different contexts (e.g. spoken language, sign language, sign-supported speech, lipreading, simultaneous communication, gesturing, writing, typing, and so on) and how technology may help or hinder these interactions. My process includes a mixture of qualitative methods, human-centered design practices, and rapid prototyping. In every assistive/adaptive technology project, I make sure to frequently collaborate with individuals with disabilities via interviews, codesign, and prototype feedback sessions. These encounters inform the interfaces that we create, whether they be high-tech or low-tech, for practical or expressive purposes, personal or social, or any combination of the above. :-)

At the moment my research projects at Northwestern University are just getting started; I plan to include public updates on this website soon! Included below are snapshots of some projects from my time as an undergraduate student at Olin College of Engineering (class of 2016), where I pursued a self-designed engineering major with coursework in computer science, human-centered design, and psychology.