Image by Ian Parker

projects

As an experienced technologist and designer, I work in the crossroads of critical theory, linguistics, AI, and emerging technology.  

I don't believe in the simplicity of a problem statement. Most challenges in design have to be met with more than design thinking.  They must be met with critical thought, cultural understanding, and systemic approaches, as well as a willingness to learn. While empathy is the ultimate goal with users, respect must be the foundational principle for a design practice that creates impactful and lasting  solutions.

I am currently based in Seattle and work as a research scientist for the Machine Learning for Language group at the Center for Data Science at New York University. If you'd like to talk about research collaborations, potential freelance work, or just a conversation, reach out on my contact page.

Other AI

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Mira

Meeting your goals with your digital self

Deck, Playbook

Get to Know Me

Inclusion and trust in smart home assistants

Medium article, Deck

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Virtual Engineer

AI at work

Case Study

Conversational AI

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Meaningless gods and post human companions

Talk given at Colloque IA Fiction (Paris, June 2021)

Video

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Mental models for AI ethics tools

Shortcomings in interfaces for technical libraries for ML ethics

Paper, Deck

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BBQ Lite

One of many collaborators on a best of class bias-detection dataset for QA models

Paper

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Contextual Normalcy

Redefining mental health through community and AI

Research

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Information as Storyteller

Creating new audio experiences from Cold War sources

Overview

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Encoding Ourselves

Proposed 2022 research on data and the self

Proposal

Product Design

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Gear Swap

An app for all gear heads

Medium article

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Maestra

Centering the "at-risk" student in design

Case Study

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Rich Context

Building interfaces for understanding data

Case Study

Other

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Data Ethics Workshops

Helping multiple organizations and teams understand the. ethical side of data practices

(Coming soon)

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RunwayML 

Heuristic evaluation and cognitive walkthrough on RunwayML

Medium article

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(re)imagine

imagining and reimagining post-anthropocene futures

Case Study

Full Thesis

Content Design

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IBM Data Science Community

Creating relevant and engaging content for a 20,000+ global community

Medium blog

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AWS + Accenture

Content strategy for a global partnership

(Coming soon)

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Geek Austin

Building engagement for SXSWi 

(Coming soon)