I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Waterloo, advised by Dr. Edith Law. My interest lies in increasing our understanding of cognition so that we can develop innovative, intuitive interactions, specifically those that can improve the lives of people. To this end, my research currently focuses on curiosity-driven teaching and learning.

Prior to Waterloo, I completed an M.Sc. cum laude, in Human-Machine Communication (2016) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, within the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Bernoulli Institute, and a B.Sc. in Cognitive Systems: Cognition and Brain (2014), from the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Alongside my Master’s I obtained an Honours Master in High Tech Systems and Materials, a program offered by the University of Groningen, in cooperation with the Innovation Cluster - Philips, Drachten. The program culmintated in a research internship at Philips where I manufactured and tested an innovative consumer electronics product.