University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. Human Computer Interaction – Expected May 2018
B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Completed May 2016
Co-Researcher, Univ. of Maryland, Spring 2016 – Present
Working with Dr. Marshini Chetty to investigate the impact of zero-rated services, such as Facebook’s Free Basics, on low income mobile users in South Africa.
Project Lead, Univ. of Baltimore, Summer 2017
Worked under Dr. Greg Walsh to design and implement a system to monitor the health of local streams in the Baltimore area.
Work Experience –
Consumer Engagement & Usability Intern, Consumer Reports, Summer 2015
Investigated and reported internally on how people use consumer products in order to improve current product testing practices.
Tasked with putting together training materials and exercises on user experience and ethnographic practices to present to the team as well as help plan upcoming studies.
Product Usability Intern, Consumer Reports, January 2015
Studied consumer use of washing machines and clothes dryers through qualitative analysis of user submitted videos.
Product Testing Intern, Consumer Reports, Summer 2014
Learned about the process of product testing for a wide variety of consumer products from large appliances to cell phones.
Explored user opinions of detachable devices as well as looked at the pros and cons of these devices for different use cases through the creation of user personas, user interviews, and observation
Programs: Unity, InVision, some Photoshop
Engineering Software: Autodesk Inventor, Creo, and Solidworks
Detachable Device User Study results featured in November 2014 print edition of Consumer Reports Magazine