February 2024
New blog post out as part of my work on the ACM SIGCHI Sustainability Committee. Check it out here!

October 2023
UIST2023 was a blast! Had a great time hosting our Sustainable Making workshop, presenting & demoing ecoEDA, and attending the women’s lunch!

September 2023
With the academic year starting, I’m excited to announce I’ll be a teaching assistant for Ken Nakagaki’s section of Intro to Human Computer Interaction and a Media, Arts, Data, and Design Grad Fellow. 

July 2023
Had a great time virtually attending DIS - particularly the two workshops: Bringing Sustainability through, in, and of HCI into Conversation & Designing with more-than-human: Temporalities of thinking with care.

June 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed the Computing Within Limits 2023 workshop. A great community & great virtual interactions.

June 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed the Computing Within Limits 2023 workshop. A great community & great virtual interactions.

May 2023
Had a great time at CHI! Was great to find community with the Future Paradigms of Electronics Prototyping and Living Bits & Radical Aminos Workshops.

April 2023
Very excited to see the HCI community at CHI and honored to be supported by the Gary Marsden Travel Award and UChicago Grad Council Research Travel Grant.

March 2023
Had the loveliest time visiting my alma mater for an invited talk and workshop! So exciting to see the up and coming et al. lab!

February 2023
Had a great time guest lecturing in Engineering Interactive Electronics onto Printed Circuit Boards on best practices for scavenging electronics and reusing components.

January 2023
Was incredible to see student’s final projects in a wearables workshop we ran with Chicago Public Schools students. You can read more about it here.

Passed my Qualifying Exam! - big thanks to my committee: Ken Nakagaki, Sarah Sebo, and Pedro Lopes

December 2022
Concluded my first quarter TA-ing in Intro to Human Computer Interaction. Was amazing to see student’s projects!

October 2022
Was a lot of fun to present and demo Integrating Living Organisms in Devices to Implement Care-based Interactions. Also had a blast hosting the costume contest and AMAs as Social Chair!

September 2022
Honored to be a recipient of the Milgrom Research Iniative Grant for UChicago PhD Students!

July 2022
Excited that my paper Integrating Living Organisms in Devices to Implement Care-based Interactions got accepted to UIST 2022!

June 2022
Had a lovely time attending and presenting at DRS 2022 virtually. I talked about my work "Designing Chemical Haptics" where I explore our chemical haptics approach from a design perspective.

May 2022
Attended CHI 2022 - my first CHI experience! Was a pleasure to be a session chair for the "Cyborg Interactions" session!

April 12, 2022
So excited to have submitted a new work to UIST2022. Fingers crossed it gets in, but this work has truly been a labor of love so really happy to have submitted regardless of the result.

March 18, 2022
Excited to join SIGCHI’s first Sustainability Committee! Read more about Nic Bidwell’s plans for it here.

February 13, 2022
Had an incredible time at the Designing with Alganyl workshop hosted by the Living Matter Lab. 

February 11, 2022
Ready to put together some fun social events as a UIST2022 Social Chair!

February 9, 2022
Grateful to have been selected as an Ada Lovelace Fellow for the Open Source Hardware Summit! Excited to network with others who support open source work + hardware!

November 15, 2021
Excited to have Chemical Haptics being covered by a variety of media (HacksterIO, Nerdist, Gizmodo, etc). See a full list here.

November 4, 2021
Had a lovely time chatting with other haptics folks on The Haptics Club podcast! Big thanks to Ashley Huffman for inviting us. You can listen to the episode here.

October 11-14, 2021
Had an amazing time at UIST presenting Chemical Haptics and hosting the Haptics Social!

September 28, 2021
Honored to be apart of UChicago’s Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT) as the Computer Science student representative. GRIT works to promote diversity across graduate programs.

September 22, 2021
Happy to put out the latest ACM XRDS Issue - was a pleasure working with the team as the lead editor on this issue about mental health + computing.

September 21, 2021
Enjoying my first ISWC/Ubicomp as a student volunteer - such amazing work being presented!

September 1, 2021
Excited to present Chemical Haptics at the Midwest Women in Science Conference and meet other women researchers in the sciences!

August 1, 2021
Serving as the lead editor for the upcoming ACM XRDS Issue! We’ll be showcasing research at the intersection of mental health and computing.

July 7, 2021
Enjoyed attending my first DIS virtually as a student volunteer! Inspired by the work I read!

June 30, 2021
Grateful to be nominated for the Microsoft PhD Fellowship by UChicago’s Computer Science!

June 25, 2021
Pleased to announce that my first paper has been conditionally accepted to UIST 2021 - “Chemical Haptics: Rendering Haptic Sensations via Topical Stimulants”

May 7, 2021
Excited to take part in my first CHI! I will not be presenting but am excited to interact and meet more in the HCI community :)

May 6, 2021
As part of a team of amazing Asian American volunteer organizers, I lead a workshop on the Illinois TEAACH Act! This was months in the making so it was so fulfilling to see it come to fruition.

May 6, 2021
Happy to announce that I've just joined the XRDS magazine team as a feature editor! So excited to be a part of the process of sharing exciting stories about the field of computing.

April 23-24, 2021
Had an incredible time as part of the 2021 Grad Cohort for Women put on by the CRA-WP. It was really helpful to hear about other women's experiences in computing/academia.

April 12, 2021
Finally submitted my first paper to UIST 2021! Very excited about this work!