I am currently a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I work with Anind Dey and Jodi Forlizzi. My research is on human-computer interaction and personal informatics. I develop technologies that help people collect and reflect on information about themselves.
I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate work. I completed two degrees: Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. When I entered college, I planned to become an aeronautical engineer taking inspiration from the airplanes that flew from Boeing Field near Beacon Hill. However, enthralled by computer animation, I changed my major to computer science. After spending a year making a short animation, I changed directions again and pursued research in human-computer interaction.
I spent my early childhood in the Philippines. I moved to Seattle when I was 12.