I’m a PhD candidate in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). I’m advised by Jeffrey Heer and René Just. During my PhD, I’ve been lucky to volunteer as a research collaborator at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; intern with MSR HUE and RiSE groups; and receive funding as a Wilma Bradley Fellow and an NSF GRFP Fellow. Prior to UW, I completed dual B.S. degrees in cognitive science and computer science at Vanderbilt University, where I was part of the Ingram Scholarship Program and received an honorable mention for research in STEM from the Barry Goldwater Foundation. Before all this, I was a Russian ballet dancer. Now, I occassionally teach and mull research ideas over while choreographing pieces.