Alicia James

What’s your major? What about your major interests you?

“I’m a Cognitive Science major with an emphasis in Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction. It’s a new and emerging field and I want to be one of the leading women in STEM and HCI, so that really interested me.”

What projects are you currently working on in regards to your major?

“I’m in Katherine Isbister’s Social Emotional Technology lab. Right now I’m working under a graduate student who is studying fidgeting."

What’s your favorite class that you’ve taken so far that’s related to your major?

“I would say Human Factors with Leyla Takayama was really interesting because she gave us a really good insight on what it’s like to be in the field of HCI. She worked at Google and worked at a lot of startups. She gave me a bridge between academia and working outside of academia.”