PhD Candidate, Stanford University

I'm currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford University, conducting research at the intersection of human computer interaction, mobile interfaces, and psychology, with a strong focus on how people experience digital media.

I'm a recipient of the prestigious Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship, awarded the Computational Social Science Fellowship for my pioneering use of big data computational methods in social science research, and received the Centennial Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

 

Lead User Researcher @Twitter #Vine

2014 to Present.
Inaugural user researcher at Vine.


 
 

Human Factors Research Consultant, NASA Ames

Prototyped, designed, and implemented experiment testing a new mixed human-control and computer-automation interface to be used by astronauts in controlling the carbon dioxide removal system (CDRS) on the International Space Station.


 
 

User Researcher, Mozilla

Led the quantitative side of Firefox UX team’s largest project to date: a user typology study of Firefox users in North America; prototyped and integrated with qualitative findings.

I presented the results and recommendations to the entire company via broadcast and blog. Results identified six primary user types, giving novel insights into how people use the Firefox browser.


 
 

Software Developer & Data Viz. Intern, Verizon Wireless

Designed and developed dashboard visualization of big data of switch towers, data usage and data types across Verizon’s datacenters.


 
 

Technical Consultant, Seriosity

Worked on web and data visualization development; initiated UX research by developing an interactive game simulator.