I am a Research Assistant and Ph.D. student in Human Centered Computing at the University of Florida. I also earned a B.S. in Digital Arts and Science in the Engineering College from UF. I was  a member of a Human Computer Interaction lab (INIT Lab) throughout my undergrad that focuses on natural user interfaces for children at UF. I am now a part of a new lab (Ruiz Lab) for my graduate career , which focuses on developing new Natural User Interfaces (NUI). Progress in designing technology that better supports human endeavors comes through research, and there are still so many questions that need to be answered or investigated further. I want to contribute to the future of technology and human-centered computing by answering these questions and pursuing a life in research.