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.

Professional Education

  • 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)

Stanford Advisors

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.