I am soon to be a research and teaching fellow at Barnard College with a focus on Human-Centered Computing. I will receive my PhD in August 2019 at the University of Florida with Dr. Jaime Ruiz as my adviser. Before joining UF, I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Montana State University in 2013, followed by an M.S. in Computer Science at Colorado State University in 2015.
My current research interests include usable security, harnessing technology to support e-science research, and exploring gestural interaction as an input modality for mobile devices and wearables. For more information about some of my research projects, visit my research page.
In November 2014, I helped found Colorado State University’s ACM-W chapter. In addition, I participated in events for the local Women who Code organization. I hope to continue to promote and support women in Computer Science and STEM by engaging in outreach in the future.
I am originally from the Tri-Cities, located in the heart of a shrub-steppe region in southeastern Washington State known for its 300 days of sunshine and burgeoning vineyards (26 local wineries to date). In 2008, I moved to Montana–home of the howling snowstorms–to pursue my undergraduate degree. This must have awakened a previously unknown craving for mountains since I eventually relocated to Colorado for graduate school in 2013. Not content with my gradual southeast migration, I recently moved to Gainesville, Florida to enroll in the Human-Centered Computing program at the University of Florida as a Ph.D. student.
I am currently learning to play roller derby with the Gainesville Roller Rebels! I still have a lot to learn, but I am slowly and steadily improving. In the rest of my free time, I enjoy crafts and baking, as well as building and refinishing furniture.