Master's of Science in Computational Media 

University of California, Santa Cruz

October 2020 - June 2022

Under the research advisement of Katherine Isbister, PhD

Research Area: Social Emotional Technology

My Master's thesis research specifically investigated what matters to users when picking an avatar to embody in social virtual reality environments. And, how the avatars users choose affect creative and collaborative prowess as a result. You can read my final thesis by clicking the link below. 

Bachelor's of Science in Cognitive Science 

University of California, Santa Cruz

October 2014 - March 2018

With emphasis in Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence

Research Areas: High-Level Perception, Psycholinguistics, and Developmental Psychology

Nestled into the coastal redwoods of California, I received both my undergraduate and graduate education at University of California, Santa Cruz