PhD student at CCRMA / PhD minor in CS (2022).
CS major / Music minor at UC Berkeley (2015).
Intern at Shazam (2016), Twilio (2014), and Facebook (2013).
CV

I am a PhD student at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. I am an Artful Designer. My primary work involves designing audiovisual interactions and experiences for new media, such as virtual reality. In my research, I examine how designing, especially designing as practiced by amateurs for their immediate local social contexts ("folk design"), can contribute to human flourishing and subjective wellbeing.

I also study Artful Design and interactive machine learning as applied to programming as a mode of creative self-expression. Within that, I study the creation of new programming languages that are manipulated from within VR to create musical sculptures and environments. I also create tools for fashioning virtual musical environments by example through interactive machine learning. I use these as a lens to investigate what it means to program, who programs, and why.

I completed my undergraduate degree in the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley, where I graduated with highest honors with a research emphasis in music (see the Projects section).