About Me

As of summer 2023, I am a rising senior (graduating spring 2024) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I double major in Computer Science (B.S.) and in Nutrition at the Gillings School of Public Health. I am passionate about using technology to empower those with disabilities and bridge gaps in accessibility, education, and public health.

Learn more about my various adventures in accessibility research and more at my personal website!

About My Mentor

Dr. Anat Caspi is the Director of the Taskar Center of Accessible Technology and Principal Scientist at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. In this role, she currently specializes in researching ubiquitous computing and contextually aware automation, especially for applications in urban environments and for accessibility. Her work puts people first in design and participation. Learn more about her via the Taskar Center website or her Google Scholar page.

About My Project

My project focuses on developing GIS data standards and relevant evaluation criteria that center transportation equity, or access of all people to mobility options that meet their needs, regardless of ability, income, race, or location. It builds on previous work at the Taskar Center (focused on the needs of those with visual or mobility impairments in urban pedestrian environments) and incorporates insights from public health systems thinking to answer the following questions:

The goals of my project are three-fold:

Final Report

My Final Report

NOTE: Research was still in-progress when this was written; hence the report is not polished and links to the repository with the complete list of articles reviewed are not provided. All mistakes can be attributed to myself (Christine Mendoza).