I am a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University where I work in the CREATE Lab. I work on the CREATE Lab’s Arts & Bots project and Flutter project. My primary research interests include human-robot interaction with a focus on educational applications of robotics and diversity in engineering education.
I completed my Ph.D. in Robotics at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute and was advised by Professor Illah Nourbakhsh. I was a fellow of both the IES-supported Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I completed my undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the F. W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts where I was a member of the fifth graduating class.
When I am not working on robotics and education research, I enjoy creating kiln-formed fused glass and spending time outdoors gardening. I am a member of the Society of Women Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education and IEEE.