I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, working under Dr. Amy Ogan. I graduated with my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, advised by Dr. Sidney D'Mello. My work sits at the intersection of education, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. I create socio-technical interventions for more equitable and inclusive educational spaces.
Educational Technology for Justice and Equity
I study how educational technology design can support the agency of learners and teachers.
2015 - 2017
University of Notre Dame
Computer Science PhD Student
Cognition and Social Dynamics in Learning Spaces
I use mixed-methods, interdisciplinary approaches to understand social, affective, and cognitive dynamics in educational contexts.
Artificial Intelligence in Education
I create AI in educational systems that leverage multimodal behavioral signals.
2015 - 2011
Bachelor of Software Engineering
Summa Cum Laude
2017 - 2020
University of Colorado at Boulder
PhD in Computer Science
Multimodal Models of Collaborative Problem Solving
I build fully-automated machine learning models of collaborative problem solving from multimodal signals, including language, facial expressions, and acoustics. I also use human-centered design approaches to create interventions to support teammates building collaborative problem solving skill. I combine the models and interventions into a closed-loop system that supports effective collaboration.
Social Programmable Robots to Support Middle School Girls becoming Techno-social Change Agents
I use design-based research to study how to create a social, programmable robot that supports reflections on power and identity.
Teacher Professional Development through Noticing and Reflection
I study how goal setting in a teacher professional development tool can be used to support agency.