A number of years ago, I was pursuing a PhD in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Before leaving the program, I produced a dance curation of human movement in a shared, co-local space to study social interaction and the construction of meaning in gestures; for my studies, I received the Fischer Memorial Fellowship for outstanding doctoral research. Prior to entering the PhD program, I completed my master's degree at UC Irvine; for my master's thesis, I took a dance-theoretical approach to human-computer interaction as a means to study physical qualities of experience design.
At the University of Rochester, I designed an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental BA degree in Artistic and Mathematical Space. I studied the the mathematics of origami and produced two gallery installations featuring original origami works. For my accomplishments, I was given Interdepartmental Honors from the Department of Mathematics and Excellence in Studio Production Research from the Department of Art and Art History. Additionally, I was awarded the University of Rochester Take-Five Scholarship, which gave me the incredible opportunity to study mathematical music (post tonal music theory and serialism) at the Eastman School for a tuition-free "fifth" year.
I enjoy working with people who have as much enthusiasm as I do about interdisciplinary research for design.