Emily is an AOL Fellow and Information Science PhD student at Cornell University focusing on Human-Computer Interaction. Prior to joining the Interaction Design Lab, she was the sixth employee and User Experience Design Researcher at Sifteo, a San Francisco-based start-up that received such awards as Fast Company's "Top 10 Most Innovative Consumer Electronic Companies of 2012". With a background in Engineering and Psychology from Swarthmore College, and experience in location-based entertainment from Carnegie Mellon University, she aims to design playful technologies that encourage social interaction in public spaces. In her free time, Emily enjoys walking around cities, eating gougères, and playing Ingress.