I am a PhD student in the Healthcare Robotics Lab in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of California San Diego. I work under the direction of Dr. Laurel Riek. I received my BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2015 and my AS in Engineering Science from Saint Louis Community College in 2012. My research lies in the intersection of computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence. My work aims to design algorithms that enable robots to interact and work with groups of people in real world environments. I am also a National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow, Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellow, GEM Fellow, Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar, National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) Scholar, and a recipient of the Microsoft Research Grant.