User Experience Researcher, Quantitative Lead

Currently, I lead quantitative user experience research at Waymo (formerly Google's Self-Driving Car Project). In other words, my research drives itself.


Ph.D., Stanford University

I completed my Ph.D. in Communication (HCI concentration) from Stanford University in 2015. I conduct research at the intersection of human computer interaction, mobile interfaces, and psychology, with a strong focus on how people experience digital media.

I'm a recipient of the prestigious Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship, awarded the Computational Social Science Fellowship for my pioneering use of big data computational methods in social science research, and received the Centennial Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.


Lead User Researcher @Twitter #Vine

I established the user research team at Vine as the inaugural user researcher.


Human Factors Research Consultant, NASA Ames

Prototyped, designed, and implemented experiment testing a new mixed human-control and computer-automation interface to be used by astronauts in controlling the carbon dioxide removal system (CDRS) on the International Space Station.


User Researcher, Mozilla

Led the quantitative side of Firefox UX team’s largest project to date: a user typology study of Firefox users in North America; prototyped and integrated with qualitative findings.

I presented the results and recommendations via broadcast and blog. Results identified six primary user types, giving novel insights into how people use the Firefox browser.