I am a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree in Tech and am currently Director of UX Design and Research at Woven Planet (formerly Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development. Prior to that, I was the Head of UX Research at VMware and previously led quantitative research at Waymo (formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project). I'm also involved in a multi-institutional effort at Stanford University studying the fragmentation of life experience.
Before Waymo, I led research at Google, established the UX research team at Vine (acquired by Twitter), designed mixed human-robot interfaces at NASA for life support systems on the International Space Station, and ran the largest ever quantitative study of Firefox users at Mozilla.
I completed my Ph.D. in Communication at Stanford University with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction, conducting research at the intersection of HCI, UX, digital media, and psychology. My work has been published in marketing, communication, and psychology journals as well as popular press such as Psychology Today and Huffington Post.