Trunk Club (Chicago, IL)
Product Design Researcher, 06/2018–present

Motorola Mobility (Chicago, IL)
Design Researcher, 06/2017–04/2018

  • Using intercept studies, card sorting, prototype evaluations, and one-on-one interviews, released an update to Motorola‚Äôs flagship application on Moto X4 devices that elevated the user experience through new features
  • Shared research findings and participated in strategic discussions with key work partners and decision makers to ensure findings were applied to product development
  • Collaborated with global, cross-functional teams in LATAM and APAC to support user research needs and conduct iterative research to shape and refine a new mobile experience

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
Postdoctoral Fellow, 09/2015–05/2017

  • Conceptualized and led research on a study that examined YouTube sharing practices
  • Served as an external evaluator on a NSF-funded REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program and as an Associate Chair (AC) on CHI 2017 (ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction) program committee
  • Co-organized a workshop of 50+ participants on the design of interactive systems in healthcare at CHI 2016

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Graduate Research Assistant, 09/2011–06/2015

  • Designed and facilitated participatory design workshops with older adults and mothers
  • Created design implications for video sharing technologies that were outlined in a first author publication at top HCI venue (CHI 2013; acceptance rate: 20%) and was a best paper honorable mention (5% of accepted papers)

Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA)
Research Intern, 06/2013–09/2013

  • Designed, conducted, and analyzed surveys and interviews with clinicians, parents, and children
  • Findings outlined in a first author publication at top HCI venue (CSCW2015; acceptance rate: 28%)


PhD, Biomedical & Health Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
University of Washington, 2015

MS, Information & Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction)
University of California, Irvine, 2011

BS, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
University of California, Irvine, 2009


User Research
Field studies, interviews, surveys, focus groups, card sorting, persona building, diary studies, prototyping evaluations, competitive analysis, participatory design, cognitive walkthroughs, task analysis, affinity analysis, use-over-time studies, intercept studies, ethnographies, grounded theory, discourse/content analysis

Paper prototyping, wireframing

English (native), Mandarin (proficient)