Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Year in program: 2nd Year
Research Interest: My research interests center around virtual reality and its application to the realms of human-robot interaction and visual attention. I'm especially interested in how people's perception, cognition, and behavior change around robots while they are immersed in a virtual environment. Understanding the potential changes to these aspects of human workers could help us design more effective and safer training programs for people that work closely with robots.
Career Aspirations: After completing my education at Texas Tech, I plan to help develop the next generation of virtual and augmented reality headsets as well as using extended reality to assist in training workers across many domains.
Fun Fact: One of my pet cats loves to sit in my lap during virtual meetings and classes so that he can take a nap while I work!
Advice to younger students: Take time for self-care, whatever that may look like for you. Graduate school has many academic and professional challenges, but personal development can be just as important as professional development.