Instead of packing boxes for my move to New York (yay!), I’m procrastinating by looking through old photos I took of DC. Here are a few of them! The Metro (from an undergrad class project) Cherry Blossom Festival NeighborhoodsRead more "DC Wandering"
I took a super quick trip to Boston for user research at the Capital One Cafes and didn’t have much room in the agenda for being a tourist. But when I woke up early on the second morning of research, I decided I should sneak in a quick walk around the city before meeting up […]Read more "Boston wandering"
A few months after flying to Austin for a Maryland-Texas football game (go Terps), I headed back for SXSW. At some point, I’ll share some highlights from the conference, but for now, I wanted to share some photos of this awesome city. While I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Andrew back in the fall, I […]Read more "Back to Austin"
My NASA coworkers had an occasional ritual of stepping away from our laptops for a few minutes and gathering to share a pot of tea. On the surface, tea time may have looked like a break from work, but it usually led to us brainstorming some of our most fun and unique social media projects. […]Read more "A tea time tradition"
I went to the Newseum today and saw this sign gleaming in the sunlight. Anyway, friendly reminder: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition […]Read more "Friendly reminder"
Wow, wow, wow. What a weekend. Andrew and I trekked to Austin to catch Maryland’s first football game of the season. As Maryland alumni, we’re used to the Terps letting us down season after season, so we had low expectations of the game (I was totally prepared for a complete blowout). But we figured the […]Read more "Terps take Texas"
It’s not really a secret that I have bad puppy fever. It feels like everyone around me has a doggo. My apartment complex and neighborhood are very dog friendly, so I see them everywhere — in the elevator, at bars, in shops, etc. But until I settle into a more permanent place and more regular […]Read more "Dog days"
After nine months, I have finally wrapped up my capstone project. Since my first semester in the Human-Computer Interaction master’s program, I knew I wanted storytelling to be part of my capstone project. I also wanted to work with kids if possible because I’m interested in edtech. My capstone evolved from emphasizing nonfiction stories to focusing […]Read more "Reflecting on my grad school capstone project"
For my grad school capstone project, I worked with Kidsteam to research what excited kids about reading and how we could improve digital books to draw in avid readers as well as more reluctant ones. One of the biggest recommendations my co-designers in Kidsteam had was to make the story and bright and colorful as […]Read more "How I animated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland"
(Sorry about the title. I just couldn’t get that song out of my head the entire trip) Andrew and I took a short spring break escape to SF last month. It was a much-needed break from capstone and general end-of-school madness. We stayed in Redwood City and Carmel-by-the-Sea, both lovely places. We toured the Computer […]Read more "California, here we come"
Sometimes, escaping the stress of being a full-time student and full-time worker can be as simple as hopping on a Metro or getting in the car to leave town for a bit. My mom came down to College Park to meet me for some city adventuring. We started in DC at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Walking […]Read more "City adventuring"
There’s always something awesome happening at work, and today was no different. Today, the Goddard Visitor Center transformed into an art gallery, showcasing beautiful art inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope. Back in November, 25 artists came to Goddard for a special social event, where they had the opportunity to learn about Webb and its […]Read more "Science meets art at Goddard"