I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Centered Computing program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. My research interests are in the areas of Accessibility and Affective Computing. I am particularly interested in understanding how visually-impaired technology users communicate affect and emphasis across various electronic communication platforms, and the development of universally accessible interfaces that facilitate such communication. I am a member of the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab where my research is advised by Dr. Bruce N. Walker.
Throughout my academic career, I have conducted research at institutions such as Princeton University, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Intel Labs, Google Research, and Facebook Research. Prior to beginning my Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, I attended North Carolina A&T State University where I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in May of 2013.