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My name is Karen and I’m a psycholinguist turned interdisciplinary designer. I’m interested in using interaction design and service design to create experiences that go beyond the digital screen.

I’m currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University School of Design as an AAUW Fellow.

explore my work

Birth Control

A mobile app that allows individuals to learn about, compare, and choose a birth control method appropriate for them.


An education platform that helps parents and children learn collaboratively about safe and secure digital literacy habits. Submitted to OpenIDEO COVID-19 Challenge.

Student Jobs Application

Conducted user research and UX design for an online application.

IDEO High School Makeathon

Helped organize and facilitate a design challenge for high school students.

Volume control for self-driving cars

Designed and 3D prototyped a volume control interaction for autonomous vehicles.

The Pulse of Humanity

Designed, wrote, and bound a design thinking manual.