Over my eight years of research experience, I have completed 13 projects focused on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic and industry research processes, product design, and organizational policy.
Asian Women’s Experiences in Introductory Computing Courses (June 2018 – Current)
I supervise and mentor 2-5 masters and undergraduate research assistants through research activities. I also report to my doctoral advisor on development of undergraduate and masters’ students progression. I also created lessons and activities to introduce and develop students’ skills in technology inclusion research
Co-Designing Women of Color’s Ideal Introductory Classrooms (March 2018 – June 2018)
I develop skills and literature familiarity in participatory design and value-sensitive design. I lead 2 co-design workshops with women of color for ideal introductory technology courses.
VR for Community Engagement & Informal Learning in WA Public Libraries (January 2018 – March 2018)
I performed a literature review to understand academic and media perceptions of VR regarding empathy and brain development. With my research, my team and I disseminated information to librarians for good practice guidelines for use of VR in enrichment activities.
Examining Bias in Tech Screening Interviews Towards Individuals with Autism (January 2018 – March 2018)
My team and I investigated the impact of disclosure of autism spectrum disorder within entry-level software interviews. I developed skills in experimental design and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis using R.
Efficacy of Women’s Affinity Groups for Retention and Advancement in IT (January 2017 – June 2017)
I holistically investigate and assess efficacy of diversity and inclusion interventions in IT. Through my report, I guided design and deployment of inclusive education practice within industry and academia
Potential Effects of Online Writing Tutoring on Accessibility of Academic Support
I evaluated student, tutor, and administrator perspectives on potential online writing tutoring service using surveys and interviews. Through this research, I assessed impact on English Language Learners, commuter students, and students with disabilities.
Pedagogical Analysis of Co-Ed & Single Gender Classrooms: iD Tech & Alexa Café (September 2016 – December 2016)
I analyzed pedagogical practices of co-ed versus single gender classrooms in specific work settings. I also compared personal experience in teaching for both classrooms with feminist theoretical lens.
Critical Suggestions for Information Systems Design Using Gender Theory (January 2016 – March 2016)
I applied gender theory in a critical-lens metadata analysis of information systems research. I then created a list of suggestions for more inclusive practice with potential social and economic benefits.
Computers & Control: Informatics of Western Patriarchy and Technology (January 2016 – March 2016)
I compared power dynamics of human-machine relationships to human-human oppression. My report discussed patriarchal shaping of technology as a means of domination in the field. I also analyzed traditional technological pedagogy’s inequitable impact on intersectional populations.
Comparative Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and Conflict Zones (January 2016 – March 2016)
I performed a holistic analytical research on literature regarding education in Sub-Saharan Africa & global conflict zones. In my final report, I suggested inclusive educational practice by focusing on intersectional identities. I also guest lectured for an education course on international education (EDUC 310) with my findings.
Promoting Internet Security and Privacy for Non-Technical Audiences (September 2015 – January 2016)
I created a series of educational podcasts on technology assisting secure internet browsing. In such, I translated in-depth technical material into layman’s terms for non-expert audiences. These podcasts and my written report of them were published in FemTechNet’s signal/noise journal of interdisciplinary feminist pedagogy
A Criticism of EU Migration Policy and Refugee Integration: Italio-Chinese Populations (June 2015 – July 2015)
I researched and interviewed Italio-Chinese migrants in the Esquilino neighborhood of Rome. Then, in a written report, I contextualized current immigration policy practices with historical immigration in Italy. Additionally, I suggested policy and cultural changes for better integration practice for Italio-Chinese populations
Intersectionality of Women in STEM and Computer Science (January 2015 – March 2015)
I analyzed historical and contemporary research on evolution of participation of intersectional populations in STEM and Computer Science fields. I then presented results in a graduate-style group seminar course and for activist student commission workshops
INFO 499: Special Topics in Informatics: Understanding Asian Students’ Experiences in Technology Education (Spring 2022)
INFO 102: Gender and Information Technology (Winter 2022)
INFO 402: Gender, Race, and Information Technology (Spring 2021)