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I'm interested in how our bodily experience of the world affects the way we think and interact with each other.

As a former college athlete, and now a certified aerobics instructor, I have always had great interest in the mechanics of the human body. In a more formal sense, I am also trained as an ethnographer who specializes in methods for discovering human cognitive needs that can be met in technology design.

During my dissertation, I did research on the role of the body in professional education, and how technology can improve the way students learn to be expert practitioners. Currently, I'm working on a project developing collaborative, multitouch interfaces for interacting with video. In the future, I would like to participate in the research and design of new interfaces that can integrate with humans as complete, embodied beings; interfaces that encourage us to take care of ourselves holistically.