I am a fourth-year Human Centered Computing PhD candidate at Georgia Tech with a specialization in Learning Sciences and Technology. I work in the Expressive Machinery Lab with Dr. Brian Magerko. I am a human-centered AI researcher interested in issues surrounding AI literacy and human-AI interaction. Increasing public interest in and use of AI demands improved resources for aiding in public understanding of AI as well as developments in technology that allow AI to interact comfortably with humans in complex social settings. My research looks to how humans interact and learn as a way of informing the design of public AI literacy interventions as well as the development of AI that can interact naturally and improvise creatively with people in complex social environments. I employ a variety of methodologies and theoretical frameworks in my research, drawing on the learning sciences, design research, and cognitive science.
I previously studied at UNC Chapel Hill, where I received a BS in Computer Science with a second major in Dramatic Art. At UNC-CH, my research explored performance art for social change and computer-supported cooperative learning. My previous professional experience includes working as a software developer, a performance artist, and a producer.