PhD student at CCRMA / PhD minor in CS (2022).
CS major / Music minor at UC Berkeley (2015).
Intern at Adobe (2021), Shazam (2016), Twilio (2014), and Facebook (2013).
I am a PhD student at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. My primary work involves designing audiovisual interactions and experiences for new media, such as virtual reality. My work has focused on enabling amateur creative self-expression through demonstration, interactive machine learning, and the design of new ways of programming. My thesis centers on the concept of "folk design", or design as practiced by amateurs for their immediate local social contexts. My goal for studying folk design is to help people flourish and improve their subjective wellbeing.
I completed my undergraduate degree in the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley, where I graduated with highest honors as the top student in the department. There, I had a research emphasis in music (see the Projects section).