I am a PhD candidate at Michigan State University, Department of Media and Information. I am supervised by Dr. Susan Wyche. My research focuses on human computer interaction (HCI) and information and communication technologies for development (ICTD). Specifically, I am interested in investigating the role of sensor-based technologies in resource constrained households. I have conducted design-oriented projects in Kenya. I primarily used qualitative methods during these projects’ formative stages, such as observations and interviews. I have used data logging, and diary study methods to evaluate technologies. I also have experience conducting usability studies. I received my master's degree in Media and Information—specializing in Human Computer Interaction—from Michigan State University, and an undergraduate degree in computer science and physics from the University of Malawi.