I'm Amanda, a passionate Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing at the University of Florida. My academic foundation was laid with a B.S.B.A in Information Systems from the University of Arkansas. Since August 2020, I've been contributing as a Research Assistant with the LearnDialogue Group lab. Our projects have ranged from enhancing the EarSketch CS learning platform with a co-creative AI companion to more recent ventures with the INVITE Institute, focusing on the future of AI-learner interactions. Beyond academia, my professional journey has seen collaborations with industry giants like Walmart as an Insight Analyst. In my leisure, I indulge in AI-driven personal projects, experimenting with narratives for games and harnessing machine learning to fuel my creative pursuits.
My research centers around the fascinating interplay between AI, machine learning, and human creativity. I'm currently diving deep into understanding how AI influences our creative processes. This exploration, forming the core of my dissertation, aims to unravel the myriad possibilities AI brings to the realm of creativity and education. Through my work, I aspire to shed light on the potential benefits, challenges, and transformative power of AI in shaping our creative future.