I'm a senior at UC Berkeley, studying human-computer interaction and critical theory. I am advised by Professor Niloufar Salehi at the iSchool and Professor Björn Hartmann at BiD. This summer, I worked with Dr. Mark Whiting and Professor Michael Bernstein at Stanford HCI. Previously, I taught New Media 198: Beyond Design Thinking DeCal and served as head TA of Info 213: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Design at UC Berkeley.
I spend a lot of time thinking about how we might democratize virtual spaces, design more value sensitive computer mediated interactions, and develop technical systems that can improve social wellbeing. My favorite moments are spent exploring epistemic + existential motivations for being, acting with kindness, and moving my body.
As an 👩💻undergraduate, I worked on projects focusing on creating systems to improve team viability within crowdworker teams, studying how user interface modality affects the propensity to disclose sensitive information, and building CSCW systems + tools to improve practice talks. I'm currently working with Richmond Wong and Professor Deirdre K. Mulligan, at the Berkeley iSchool, to develop insight into how design-based activities serve as useful tools for promoting discussions about ethics and emerging technologies.
I enjoy making things and imagining 🔮 new possibilities for how people can interact with the technology. While my strengths lean towards user research + experience and human-computer interaction methods, I'm keen on working with my hands. Most of my projects combine a technical element and a socially driven theme – among them include mental health, the consequences of algorithmic unfairness, and basic needs.