I am a third year PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech under the advisement of Betsy DiSalvo and Neha Kumar.
My research draws from emancipatory approaches-like intersectionality and participatory design-to amplify information access for nondominant groups. In particular, I investigate (1) the role technology might play in supporting the information ecologies of nondominant groups, and (2) an assets-based perspective to technology design that leverages the strengths and capacities of these groups. In my dissertation, I narrow my focus to Latino immigrant parents and the role of technology in diversifying how these parents can better support their children's education.
I recieved a BSc in Computer Engineer in Ecuador, my home country, and a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design in Indiana University, Bloomington. In Ecuador, I hold a faculty position in the Computer Science deparment of the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral.