I recently accepted an appointment as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego where I am focused on teaching HCI and Design related courses. I will also instruct students on topics that examine the role of human cognition as it applies to how we interact with each other, our artifacts, and our environments—as well as the cultural and historical contexts of these systems.

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I received my PhD in Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington in Seattle. I received my B.S. in Cognitive Science/HCI from the University of California, San Diego.

My research explores the role of distributed affect in collaborative work and computer-mediated communication. I was advised by Dr. Cecilia Aragon in the Human-Centered Data Science Lab (HDS). My other areas of interest include: HCI, information visualization, creative and scientific collaborations, computer-mediated communication, and computer-supported cooperative work.

I was an award-winning Predoctoral Teaching Associate in the HCDE Department, where I taught courses on information visualization and technical communication. Through my service as a Teaching Assistant, I had the opportunity to instruct and mentor students on topics such as user-centered design, human-computer interaction, user research, contextual inquiry, international user experience, and theoretical foundations of HCDE.