I'm an HCI Researcher with a strong passion to explore the potential of technology to assist people in their daily tasks in the home. My research interests broadly include Human-AI Interaction for networked groups, Conversational AI, and Personal Health Informatics. I'm interested in studying how personalized and collaborative AI systems can support older adults in sustaining long-term care for which I primarily use evidence-based qualitative user research methods.

I'm fortunate to be advised by Dr. Beth Mynatt (Everyday Computing Lab) and Dr. Andrea Parker (Wellness Technology Lab).    

I'm also a Spring 2021 graduate of the MS - Human-Computer Interaction program at Georgia Tech. My masters research was focused on using Conversational Assistants to empower older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) for specific tasks such as medication management. 

When I'm not working, I can be found attempting to learn more about astronomy and stargazing, doing yoga and volunteering at Atlanta animal shelters. 

 

Featured Projects

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Project supported by Focus Brands - 

Complete Redesign of the Jamba Juice mobile app by formulating the problem statement and using research methods and multi-stage design evaluations resulting in measurable improvements in the design of the mobile app

UX Redesign Project

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Thesis Project - Designed a conversational medication "check-in" built within the Google Home for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their care partners evaluated over a 20-week study. Collaboration with the Cognitive Empowerment Program at Emory Hospital, Atlanta

Ongoing HCC Research

Medication Assistant for Google Home

Jamba Juice App Redesign

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The dPod

Designed a prototype for a mounted and bike-attachable device for food delivery bikers to manage orders, navigate while on-the-go and communicate with customers and restaurants with the help of a companion mobile app

UX Case Study

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Animal Aid Shelter App

Designed a mobile app for Animal Aid Unlimited - an animal rescue shelter in Udaipur, India. Conducted user research with shelter workers, potential adopters and volunteers and presented the design to the shelter as part of volunteer effort 

UX Case Study

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