Skills in Research, Design, & Evaluation

Requirements Gathering

System requirements gathering and design based on participatory workshops, focus groups, semi-structured interviews, user studies, and card sorting. Ethnographic methods such as participant observation and analysis of artifacts. Micro-analysis of video records to understand user interaction.

Design & Development

Rapid prototyping using wireframing, HTML/CSS, and photo manipulation techniques. Design tools: Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro). Content Management Systems: WordPress. Languages: XHTML, CSS, some Javascript and XML

Analysis & Evaluation

Usability testing methods including simulation in high-fidelity environments, heuristic evaluation, scenario-based testing, cognitive walkthrough, think aloud protocol, and video review. Controlled experiments and survey design. Statistical packages: SPSS.

Awards, Honors, Grants & Scholarships

Best Paper Honorable Mention, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Mar. 2015

Computer Supported Cooperative Work Program Committee meeting, Invited Student, Aug. 2013

Summer Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems, Aug. 2012

Dean’s Award in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Drexel Research Day, Apr. 2012

Phoebe W. Haas Women’s Doctoral Fellowship, Jul. 2011

Human Computer Interaction Consortium, Invited Student, Jun. 2011

Beta Phi Mu Honor Society, Jan. 2009

Art featured on front page & cover in Whitman College annual anthology, 2002 & 2005

AsiaNetwork research grant to study Japanese tea ceremony, 2004-2005

Freeman Foundation grant to study abroad in Japan, 2003-2004

Professional Activities

Invited Lectures

“Participatory Design of an Information Display to Support Trauma Team Situation Awareness,”
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Dec. 2013

Doctoral Colloquia

Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2014
iConference 2014
American Medical Informatics Association 2013

Student Volunteering

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2013
Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2012
Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS) 2011


Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): 2013, 2014, 2014

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): 2013, 2014, 2015

iConference: 2014, 2016, 2017

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): 2013

PervasiveHealth: 2013

Designing Interactive Systems: DIS 2012

Journal of the American Society for Info Science & Technology: 2012

Drexel University Service

June 2012 – June 2014
Drexel Student Chapter of ASIS&T

October 2011
Ph.D. student open house

September 2010 – June 2011
Ph.D. student Journal Club

Fall 2011
Ph.D. student recruitment


Interaction Design Association (IxDA)