I’m a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis
My research investigates how individuals engage with voice-activated artificially intelligent (voice-AI) systems, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri
I was recently awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship with co-PIs:
- Dr. Georgia Zellou (PI: UC Davis Phonetics Lab, Dept. of Linguistics)
- Dr. Zhou Yu (PI: UC Davis Language and Multimodal Interaction Lab, Dept. of Computer Science)
- Dr. Katharine Graf Estes (PI: UC Davis Language Learning Lab, Dept. of Psychology).
I am also currently collaborating with Dr. Zhou Yu on projects related to the Amazon Alexa Prize chatbot, Gunrock.
When I’m not researching, organizing the LSA Summer Institute, teaching undergraduates, or helping put on workshops, I enjoy adventuring with my Jack Russell-Corgi mix, Bonzai. Some of our favorites are hiking in the Tahoe Forest, swimming in the Pacific Ocean, and enjoying the beautiful rose gardens at McKinley Park in Sacramento.