Hi, I'm Beka.
Since 2016 I've been working at Google's New York office. I work on the Google Editors team, which
is responsible for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites (among other cool products).
Before that I was a PhD Student at the
(HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University. I was advised
by Dr. Jodi Forlizzi
Dr. Aisling Kelliher
, and together we studied how systems shape
the processes by which people derive meaning from digital records
During the course of my PhD, I had the pleasure of interning with
Dr. Jofish Kaye
and Alex Kauffmann
Before starting my PhD, I studied Engineering Psychology and Computer
Science at Tufts University
. At Tufts,
I worked with Dr. Robert Jacob
all of the wonderful people at the
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
My (somewhat long, academic, out of date) CV is available [here] or scroll down for an abbreviated web version.