I am a design strategist and emerging technologies designer who uses collaborative and inclusive design approaches to creating AI design tools and developing community-driven, social AI projects. I hold an MFA in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. The general focus of my research is the design and user experience of artificial intelligence (AI); currently, I primarily research civic and health sectors.
In addition to design research, a varied experience in hands-on prototyping and workshops also shapes my approach to design inquiries. I believe that human-centered design and inclusivity brings focus and purpose to our research methods. Accordingly, my recent work in AI design and research has primarily been community-driven and uses AI design approaches to physical and digital products to enhance human experiences.
Presentations, Publications, Fellowships:
PARC Lunch Speakers Series
Mindshare LA 2019
World IA Day 2019 LA: Design for Difference
World IA Day 2019 San Gabriel Valley: Design for Difference
Mozilla XRStudio Fellow (May 2018 - November 2018)
Mozilla XRStudio Feminist.AI/Cultural AI Design Presentation (July 2018)
SXSW 2018: AI X Radical Inclusion
AAAI 2018: Spring Symposium Series Paper
Guest Lecture, Feminist AI Projects (UCLA: Machine Learning for Artists Class, Spring 2017)
Media Design Practices Fellow 2017 - Feminist.AI Summer Research (ArtCenter College of Design)
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