185 Stevens Way AC 101
Paul G. Allen Center
Seattle, WA 98185-2350
I'm an NSF fellow expecting to get my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering in June 2018 from the University of Washington, where I work with Richard Ladner. My dissertation topic is on exploring touchscreen accessibility for children who are blind or have low vision. I graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in 2008 with a B.A. in Physics, and spent three years working as a personal care assistant to a young man with a disability and one year working as a "Mad Scientist", doing outreach events to get elementary school children excited about science.
I am interested broadly in making STEM education and computer science more accessible for underrepresented groups. My research has focused on designing accessible programming tools such as Blocks4All and StructJumper, and I have participated in a number of outreach events, including teaching the Processing to Deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers at the Saturday Computing Experience and volunteering at the Empowering Blind Students in Science and Engineering workshop.
I hope to continue broadening participation in computer science through teaching. In Winter 2016, I taught CS111: Introduction to Computer Science and CS252: Algorithms at Carleton College. In Summer 2015, I taught CSE373: Data Structures and Algorithms at the University of Washington. I have tutored for a number of computer science courses including CSE440: Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, CSE333: Systems Programming, and CSE490D: Introduction to Accessible Technology and Participatory Design.
Outside of school, I enjoying hiking, biking, skijoring (cross country skiing with dogs), triathlons and roller derby.