I’m a third year graduate student in the UC Berkeley Computer Science PhD program. I am co-advised by Eric Paulos and Björn Hartmann, whose affiliations include Berkeley Institute of Design (BiD), CITRIS Invention Lab, and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM).
My research lies at the intersection of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. I am interested in applications of digital fabrication, particularly things that cannot be produced by any other means. I’ve also been known to dabble in Ubiquitous computing, sensing, and power harvesting. Much of my research takes place in conjunction with Karl Willis in the Autodesk Consumer Group.
Prior to Berkeley, I completed by Bachelor’s degree at U. of Washington in Mechanical Engineering and did undergraduate research with Shwetak Patel and the Ubicomp Lab in CSE. Between degree programs I worked at Xerox as a design engineer, got married, and beat cancer.