Catie Baker

Catie in front of a lake and mountains

I am a fifth year NSF Fellow Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. My advisor is Richard Ladner and my research interests are in human-computer interaction and accessibility. My research focuses on making computer science more accessible for blind programmers.

I did my undergrad at DePauw University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012. At DePauw, I majored in mathematics and computer science and completed the Science Research Fellows honor program. During my time at DePauw, I served a a tutor and TA for computer science one and was actively involved in our local ACM-W chapter.

I enjoy doing outreach and teaching. I taught CSE373 - Data Structures and Algorithms in Spring 2015 and have tutored students in a number of other classes. I also participate in many of the science outreach days for K12 students. In spring 2013, I volunteered with the Saturday Computing Experience where I helped teach Processing to deaf and hard of hearing high school students.

Outside of research and computer science, I am involved in a variety of activities. I am the VP Finance for the Seattle Area Delta Gamma alumnae chapter. I also enjoy keeping active. I enjoy taking advantage of the Pacific Northwest and going hiking, biking, skiing, and swimming.