I am a graduate student in computer science at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering↗ and a graduate research fellow at the Center for Responsible AI at NYU↗. My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI), information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), and machine learning for social good (ML4SG). Currently, I am researching the accuracy-explainability trade-off in machine learning for public policy applications under the supervision of Dr. Julia Stoyanovich↗ and Dr. Oded Nov↗. Additionally, under the supervision of Dr. Stoyanovich I am pursuing my master's thesis building transparency and explainability tools↗ for algorithmic hiring.I am interested in building and evaluating computing technologies that aim to improve the lives of underserved and marginalized communities. I am specifically focused on areas such as community and in-home healthcare, automation and the future of work, environmental justice, and responsible automated decision systems. Prior to attending NYU, I worked as a software engineer for various New York City technology startups. Some of my most recent work includes creating open-source software to make robots for biologists↗ and writing software to help build educators into entrepreneurs↗. Outside of academic activities, I am an avid Muay Thai practitioner, I enjoy reading (specifically about politics, race, technology, economics, climate justice, and Puerto Rican/Latinx studies), and love to cook — plus I have been known to eat.