PhD Student in Information Science at University of Colorado Boulder
April 24 2020Excited to be working on the Ethical AI team at Google this summer!
Dec 3 2019Catch me at NeurIPS for the Queer in AI panel December 9th!
Nov 21 2019I was featured in several popular press articles discussing the ethics of facial analysis technology, including CNN, the Verge, and Quartz.
Oct 10 2019Check out my video interview with CU Boulder Today on gender in facial analysis technology.
Sept 27 2019I am honored to have received a Best Paper award from CSCW 2019 for our paper, How Computers See Gender: An Evaluation of Gender Classification in Commercial Facial Analysis and Image Labeling Services.
July 28 2019I was invited to give a talk at Facebook's Pride@Research Lunch and Learn series on "Gender Affirmation in Capital “D” Design: Research Methods & Design Approaches for Trans and/or Non-Binary Inclusion."
June 17 2019I was invited to speak at the Workshop on Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in Computer Vision at CVPR 2019. My talk is titled: "Implications of Gendered Infrastructures in Computer Vision."
May 17 2019This summer I will be working as a UX Research Intern at Facebook on the Community Integrity team.
May 13 2019Check out the speculative design brief I created on facial analysis technology for Harvard's Privacy + Design project.
Feb 9 2019Me and my team won CU Boulder Law School's Interdisciplinary Tech Ethics Competition and a 10k scholarship from the Daniels Fund Ethics Initative!
Nov 19 2018Check out my feature on SparkVision's blog series, High Achieving Millenials," where I talk about my workplace values and the influence my upbringing has had on my career path.
Nov 1 2018I am honored to have received a Recognition of Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion for my work at CSCW 2018. This recognition was awarded to the top 5 papers (of a total of 61) which serve underrepresented and minorities.
Oct 6 2018I will be participating in the CSCW 2018 Workshop The Changing Contours of “Participation” in Data-driven, Algorithmic Ecosystems: Challenges, Tactics, and an Agenda. Read my position paper, Gender is not a Boolean: Towards Designing Algorithms to Understand Complex Human Identities.
Aug 8 2018My paper, Safe Spaces and Safe Places: Unpacking Technology-Mediated Experiences of Safety and Harm with Transgender People, has been accepted at CSCW 2018.
May 15 2018 Read about my work on Automatic Gender Recognition in The Scientific American via The Conversation.
April 15 2018I am pleased to announce that I will officially be starting my PhD at University of Colorado Boulder's Information Science program in Fall 2018. I will be advised by Jed Brubaker and working in his Identity Lab.
April 5 2018I am excited to announce that I have passed my Master's Thesis Defense titled, Exploring Transgender Individuals’ Experience of Safety with Technology. You can view the slides from my presentation here.
Feb 21 2018I will be participating in the CHI 2018 Workshop Understanding "Bad Actors" Online. Check out my position paper, "(Ab)user-Centered Design? Considering the Involvement of Abusive Users in the Design Process.""
Feb 9 2018I am honored to have received a Best Paper of CHI 2018 Award for my work with Foad Hamidi and Stacy Branham on “Gender Recognition or Gender Reductionism? The Social Implications of Automatic Gender Recognition Systems.”
Feb 1 2018UMBC has awarded me a Professional Edge badge as recognition for outstanding achievement during my internship with Northrop Grumman in Summer 2017.
March 19 2017I have been awarded a Travel Grant from Google to present my Late Breaking Work, "Learning the Language: The Importance of Studying Written Directions in Designing Navigational Technologies for the Blind."
March 15 2017I am a featured graduate student on UMBC's College of Engineering and Technology website.