I like to tell stories.
Stories of where we've been, where we are, and where we can be. Stories that have a faint scent of familiarity – a welcoming comfort – but are laced with a wild allure, a reinvention of convention, and a speculation of possibility. Stories that animate imaginations and illustrate the potentiality of a world that acknowledges the past, stimulates the present, and supports the future.
It is with this curiosity that I approach research, strategy, and design as mediums for examining, provoking, and facilitating the poetics of interaction. My work is grounded in the interplay of humans, nature, and technology; a lifelong exploration of what it means to be human, and how we can better connect with ourselves, each other, and our environments.
Currently I am second year Master’s student in the Information Management & Systems program, with a primary focus on new media, social computing, and human-computer interaction — specifically I am studying trust and algorithms. I also work as a Graduate Student Researcher, assisting Dr. Marti Hearst with UX design and data visualization for a public education project. I am interested in full-time UX Design positions starting in summer 2020.