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I am currently pursuing a Maser in Design Studies (MDes) in Technology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where my research focus is on developing assistive wearable technology for people with disabilities and creating custom textile sensors to employ in such applications. I am particularly interested in how clothing can be used to mediate the sensory environment for children on the autism spectrum. Previously, I received a BFA in Fibers and minor in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where work from my senior thesis informed my graduate pursuits.
I focus my work on two main themes: developing textile sensors intended for integration into wearable technology applications and creating assistive products for individuals with disabilities or medical needs. I see the physical connection inherent in textiles as an apt vehicle for bringing tech closer to the human in a comfortable, approachable way, and believe that the advantages technology brings should be used for those whose quality of life they could vastly improve. By continuous practice and experimentation, I hope to develop sensing structures that can seamlessly integrate into assistive apparel that positively impacts others' lives.
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