Early career researcher in the field of human-technology interaction. I specialize on designing and conducting research projects exploring humans’ socio-technical experiences with new technological developments to establish frameworks/practices that improves human’s life and well-being. I leverage my background in engineering and social sciences to explore the intersection of human-technology interaction. I have conducted qualitative/quantitative research projects in the field of Health & Technology, Learning & Technology, and Technology & Society. I have worked with children, adolescents, older adults, and underrepresented communities.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol (2021)
Master of Science, University of Bristol (2015)
Bachelor of Science, Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana (2005)
Master of Arts, University of San Francisco (2015)
Ph.D., University of Bristol, Technology and Society (2021)
M.Sc., University of Bristol, Learning, Technology and Society (2015)
M.A., University of San Francisco, Educational Leadership (Minor in Digital Media) (2015)
B.Eng., Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana, Telecommunications Systems (2005)
VJ Periyakoil, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Postdoctoral researcher at Stanford Medicine, Stanford Aging and Ethnogeriatrics Research Center (SAGE):
* Conducting a pilot research to study impact of social immersive virtual reality on older
adults’ health, using mixed methods approach.
*Conducted scoping review to identify barriers and facilitators of Latinx older adults
participation in clinical trials.
* Worked on exploring older adults’ use of technology during COVID-19 pandemic.
Research at other institutions:
*Experience conducing research projects using traditional research methods (surveys, observations, interviews, videorecording, diaries) and innovative research methods (360° video, virtual reality, time-lapse photography, artifacts, creative methods).
*Experience using participatory, ethnographic, multimodal, and design-based research methodologies.
*Conducted an academic-industry research partnership with the BBC Micro:bit Foundation.
*Participated in diverse interdisciplinary international research initiatives (UK, Germany, Brazil) to explore, analyze, and discuss tech implementations related to algorithm’s power and bias, ethics and technology, responsible AI.
*Designed and implemented a technological learning space for children, adolescents and older adults to learn together.