I study accessibility, wearable technology, and build assistive technologies. As an accessibility and human-computer interaction researcher, I explore how technology can be used to support empowerment, independence, and improved quality of life. My research has focused on understanding user needs and designing technology systems that enhance and leverage the full potential of users with diverse abilities. While I spend a majority of my time on assistive technologies, I am also interested in web development, user experience, and physical computing.
I am currently working with Jeffrey Bigham at CMU as a part of Accessibility at CMU. I received my doctorate in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) at UMBC, where I worked with Amy Hurst in the Interactive Systems Research Center (ISRC) and Prototyping and Design Lab (The PAD).