Getting a bear hug from the Canadian in Finland

About Me

I'm a fifth-year Information School Ph.D. student at the University of Washington. I work with Jacob O. Wobbrock as part of the Mobile + Accessible Design Lab and Wanda Pratt as part of the iMed team.

I spent two amazing summers with Google as a UX Research Intern. In the summer of 2015, I was on the Privacy Research and Design Team. I studied the privacy concerns and strategies of sensitive populations, including survivors of intimate partner abuse. I was hosted by Tara Matthews, Sunny Consolvo, and Anna Turner. In the summer of 2016, I supported designers and engineers to innovate cross-device user experiences that shift and adapt with context as users move through private and shared settings. I worked with Tao Dong, Elizabeth Churchill, Julia Haines, Michael Gilbert, and Jeffrey Nichols.

I specialize in working with diverse and marginalized populations to design technologies. My research in industry and academia has informed the design of clinician-patient collaboration, peer-to-peer psychotherapy, and online privacy.

The Information School
Mary Gates Hall
Box 352840
University of Washington
Seattle, WA