About

I am a PhD Student at Stanford University, part of shape lab and the Stanford HCI Group. My research interests are primarily in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility. I am interested in the design of physical interfaces that leverage multimodal perception to make spatial information more accessible for people who are blind. In particular, I am interested in furthering accessibility in three application areas: design tools, collaboration tools, and information visualization. I love design and making things, and I hope my work can help empower others in the same way it inspires me.

Previously, I completed my M.S. in Mechanical Engineering also at Stanford and my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech with a minor in Computer Science.

Three things I enjoy outside academics:

  • my home in Panama
  • the ocean
  • outdoors hiking
Colorful Spanish style houses with outdoors balconies facing an old brick road.
Casco Viejo, Panamá, Panamá
Sunset facing the ocean making the water and sky colors have orange and pink hues. In the foreground there is the silhouette of a couple each carrying surfboards.
Playa Venao, Los Santos, Panamá
Two tall granite mountains in the background, clear blue skies with white clouds, and a lake with a reflection of the mountains in the foreground.
Yosemite, California, USA