Human-Computer Interaction PhD Candidate

My research investigates how technologies influence human health. I explore the needs of individuals, families, and healthcare providers to first deeply understand these contexts and then create human-centered solutions to help people reach their health-related goals. I have designed together with firefighters, healthcare providers, and patients. I currently conduct research to support mental health, and work with care managers and people managing depression to support mental healthcare delivery and digital mental health interventions. See my projects here.


At Northwestern University I am a PhD candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society program working in Professor Madhu Reddy’s PITCH Lab. As a Fulbright researcher I earned my MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship from University College London. I received my BA in Communication Studies from Northwestern University with a minor in Global Health Studies. In addition to my academic research I actively involve myself in the tech startup scene to learn about the non-academic challenges of technology design and implementation.

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