Hi, I’m Christina. I live to be creative. I’m happiest when finding elegant, charming solutions to open-ended problems. I want to change the world to be a more beautiful, touching, safe, secure, emotionally rich place. I believe in design and I believe in the kindness of all people. I think that beautiful design should be everywhere.
There are many problems I’m interested in working on. I love systems of all kinds, and I’m a visual creator and kinesthetic learner. I won’t work on anything that I don’t completely believe in. I always follow my heart; I have to love the work.
I am currently a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, advised by the awesome Keith Edwards. I really adore the HCC program, and would love to talk about it with anybody who is interested in attending.
I’m very grateful to be supported by the NSF, via a Graduate Research Fellowship. (Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material, or posted elsewhere, are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation)
Prior to Georgia Tech
I went to undergrad at The Evergreen State College, where I received a B.S. with an emphasis in Computer Science (minor emphasis in Mathematics) and a B.A. with an emphasis in Liberal Arts. I’m a big fan of Evergreen’s model of education, which stresses interdisciplinary programs (as opposed to single classes), multiple modes of instruction, and written evaluations instead of grades. If you’re interested in attending, or currently attending, and have questions, please feel free to email me–I’d certainly love to chat with you.
I make music (Diplo, hmu when you’re ready to go Max Martin and need a songwriter), love to paint, cooking, adventures, Studio Ghibli, non-fiction, museums. I love crowdsourcing and community-centered social networks, too!