I am a third-year Ph.D student in Cognitive Science at UC San Diego working with Dr. Scott Klemmer and collaborating with Dr. Caren Walker. I am fascinated by how we as humans learn and develop expertise. I develop and evaluate tools and principles that aim to help novices become experts by scaffolding learning and relational thinking.
I received my B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and worked as a research assistant at Stanford University prior to starting graduate school.
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We developed CritiqueKit, an interactive feedback system that provides guidance and reusable suggestions to encourage specific, actionable, and justified feedback.
In an analysis of longitudinal anatomical and functional brain imaging data, we find that gray matter volume and functional connectivity in certain regions are predictive of longitudinal gains in numerical skills in children.
As a UX intern at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, I worked with the Computer-Aided Engineering team to improve the way engineers monitor performance of internal software tools by applying the principles of human-centered design to uncover needs and prototype an interface design.
One of the most rewarding parts of being a graduate student is being able to teach and mentor promising, motivated students and apply active learning strategies to engage students to learn better.
Lead studios and guide students through the human-centered design process to develop a mobile web application.
Helped students conceptualize and prototype innovative startup ideas.
Facilitated discussions of current issues in social computing research.
Lead discussion sessions with active learning strategies to help students review and consolidate course material.
I am also involved as the Event Coordinator for UCSD Graduate Women in Computing to promote diversity and inclusion in technological fields. I enjoy volunteering at Birch Aquarium, informing the public about science and marine conservation.
In my free time I like playing video games, practicing martial arts, and exploring the San Diego coffee and beer scene.