Erin leads foundational research on cognitive accessibility for the Central Accessibility team at Google. Previously, Erin worked on accessible user experiences at Facebook and completed her dissertation on access to technology for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her prior work spans do-it-yourself assistive technology with 3D-printers, representation and inclusion in technology hobbyist communities, and the accessibility of education technology for people with disabilities. She serves on the technical advisory board for the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and volunteers on multiple academic conference committees.
Erin has a PhD and MS in human-centered computing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Washington University, where she graduated with honors.