185 Stevens Way AC 101
Paul G. Allen Center
Seattle, WA 98185-2350
I am a fourth year NSF Fellow graduate student in Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of Washington working with Richard Ladner.
interested in Human Computer Interaction and Accessibility. I graduated
from Carleton College in 2008 with a B.A. in Physics and spent three
years working as the personal care assistant for a young man with
Angelman syndrome, which led to my interest in accessibility.
I have seen first-hand the impact that access technology can have on
lives and how useful it can be for bridging communication and
information gaps often encountered by people with disabilities. My
current research is in Mobile
Accessibility: using smartphones as access tools for people who are
blind or low-vision.
Outside of research, I introduced deaf high school
programming as part of the Saturday Computing
Experience. I have also worked with low-income and ESL adults
the basics of computer use. In my free time, I enjoy cross-country
skiing (skijoring) with my dogs, competing in triathlons (one Ironman distance triathlon under my belt), photography and playing roller derby with the Rat City Rollergirls.