I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Washington in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. I use human centered methods to research and design technologies for digital wellbeing. I’m co-advised by Assistant Professors Sean Munson and Alexis Hiniker.

My work has explored which smartphone apps lead to more or less meaningful experiences and which features support and undermine user sense of agency. I have redesigned features of Facebook and YouTube, like the newsfeed and autoplay, to test their effects on digital wellbeing. My research has been published at CHI, CSCW, IMWUT, DIS, and in Mindfulness Journal.

I previously lived in China for 6 years and worked as a product manager at mobile internet startups.