Professional Experience

  • Present 2007

    Manager, Web Development

    City of Burnaby, Information Technology

  • Present 2011

    Research & Teaching Assistant

    Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts & Technology

  • Present 2006

    Creative Director

    SPD Media, Web & Design Consultancy

  • 2001 2007

    Regional Manager

    Just Ladies Fitness, Vancouver, BC

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2017

    Doctor of Philosophy in Human-Computer Interaction

    Simon Fraser University
    School of Interactive Arts & Technology

  • M.Sc.2013

    Master of Science in Interactive Arts & Technology

    Simon Fraser University
    School of Interactive Arts & Technology

  • B.Tech.2010

    Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science

    British Columbia Institute of Technology
    School of Computing

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall.

Honours, Awards and Grants

  • SFU 2015
    Dean of Graduate Studies Fellowship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research and course excellence.
  • SFU 2015
    Ebco/Eppich Century 21 Family Graduate Scholarship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research in designing intelligent systems. Promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  • GRAND 2014-2017
    GRAND Postgraduate Scholarship (G*PGS)
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    Awarded by Graphics, Animation, and New Media – Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence for research and course excellence.

    GRAND Scholars are those engaged in research critical to the success of a project whose scholarship strongly advances the objectives of the GRAND NCE.

    View announcement for more details.

  • NSERC 2014-2017
    NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS D)
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    Awarded by Government of Canada's National Sciences and Engineering Research Council for research, leadership, and course excellence.

    This prestigious scholarship is awarded through national competitions to ensure a reliable supply of highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of Canada's knowledge economy. NSERC Scholars are high-calibre students who are engaged in doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering.

    View competition results for details.

  • SFU 2014
    Ebco/Eppich Ralph M. Howatt Family Graduate Scholarship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research in designing intelligent systems.
  • SFU 2013
    Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research potential and excellence.
  • Province of BC 2013
    BC Graduate Research Fellowship
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    Awarded by the Province of British Columbia for research, leadership, and course excellence.
  • Google 2013
    Google's Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
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    Awarded by Google for female leadership in computer science.

    View Google's announcement or SFU's announcement for details.

  • SFU 2013
    Dean of Graduate Studies Fellowship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research and course excellence.
  • SFU 2012
    School of Interactive Arts & Technology Fellowship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research and course excellence.
  • SFU 2011
    Dean of Graduate Studies Fellowship
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    Awarded by Simon Fraser University for research and course excellence.