About Me

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Hi! My name is Jessi and I’m a human-computer interaction researcher. My particular research interests are in supporting novice makers.

I’m a MSc Computer Science student at the University of Calgary in Canada. I am supervised by Dr. Ehud Sharlin and Dr. Anthony Tang for my research on mixed reality video interfaces for learning maker skills. I have also dabbled in human-robot interaction research.

In the fall of 2018 I interned as a research assistant to Dr. Fraser Anderson at Autodesk Research and Dr. Sowmya Somanath at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Our research explored how we can support novice makers’ situation awareness to help them succeed in their projects.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in 2017. Before returning to university, I also earned a diploma in journalism from SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary which lead me to a brief career writing and editing obituaries.

View my full CV here.