Education

Master of Science: Human-Computer Interaction                                                                                              Expected Graduation: May 2017

Georgia Institute of Technology – GPA: 3.82

Specialization in Industrial Design and Psychology

Member of Graduate Women in Computing

 

Bachelor of Science: Psychology                                                                                                                                                                May 2015

Georgia Institute of Technology

President’s Undergraduate Research Award in Spring and Fall 2014

Awarded 1st Place Poster for 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium for College of Sciences

 

Work Experience

Google, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                May 2016 – Aug 2016

·         User Experience Research Intern; conducted eye tracking and accessibility studies, translating findings into visual and interaction design recommendations to improve system usability 

 

Georgia Tech Research Institute – Human Systems Integration                                                                                            Jan 2016 - Present 

·         Apply human factors engineering, UX design, and user testing principles to flight simulations to select pilots of unmanned aircraft; simulations include controlling up to two UAVs with multiple tasks and varying levels of autonomy

 

Georgia Tech Sonification Lab                                                                                                                                                     May 2014 - Present

·         Lead group of Master’s students in designing heads-up and dashboard displays for autonomous vehicles which will be tested in a high fidelity driving simulator

·         Apply UX design principles in development of an accessible weather app for both iOS and Android

·         Conduct usability testing and end user interviews throughout iterative design process

·         Develop sketches, wireframes, and prototypes to communicate UI changes to multi-disciplinary team

·         Created task analysis based on interviews with STEM instructors to support design of an accessible astronomy education tool

 

Georgia Tech Aerospace Cognitive Engineering Lab                                                                                                         May 2015 – Sept 2015

·         Perform workload analysis to quantify impact of varying levels of stress on aircraft pilots during flight

·         Build various alternative GUIs designed to facilitate decision-making and reduce stress

·         Organize focus groups and interviews with licensed private pilots, anticipating 15 participants

 

Georgia Tech Cognitive Neuroscience Research Lab                                                                                                          May 2013 – Aug 2014

·         Measure neural activity using fMRI while performing cued and uncued memory tasks

·         Prepare and analyze data with Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM8) and Analysis of Functional Neuroimages to determine how advanced information about a future task is processed in the brain

·         Communicated research findings through poster presentation at Georgia Tech recruitment event

Skills

·         Prototyping Tools: Axure, Proto.io, Balsamiq, Invision, Illustrator, Photoshop

·         Statistical Analysis: SPSS

·         Programming Languages: HTML; CSS; Some experience in Python