I’m Lydia. I am a doctoral student and researcher in the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Human-Centered Computing program, where I am a member of the Designing pARticipatory futuEs (DARE) lab.

I’m interested in qualitative and participatory methods and transdisciplinary exploration of sociotechnical systems. I am inspired by art, the humanities (especially science & technology studies), and life.

Recent News

May 2021: Attended CHI 2021 to present our paper “Turning the Invisible Visible”: Transdisciplinary Bioart Explorations in Human-DNA Interaction and to help organize the Designing for New Forms of Vulnerability workshop.

April 2021: Participated in CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women and presented my poster “Exploring Program Administrator Technology Views and Use in Support of Informal Maker Education.”

June 2020: Attended Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC).

May 2020: Defended my MS thesis, “Developing an Ethical Framework for Affective Computing Applications. Yay! Congrats HCC MS ‘20 grads!