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A little about me

My mission: to create inclusive spaces to improve diversity in the digital landscape. 


My vision: to prioritize AI ethics and inclusive HCI by amplifying marginalized voices, indigenous knowledge, and the experiences of women by improving participatory design processes, data driven decision making, and data literacy competencies. This vision will impact storytelling, wellness, and relation to place for munipalities and government as well as university, business, and community collaboration.


Hi! I'm Alicia, but you can call me that or Al. I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in software engineering. I'm also the co-creator of Out on an Island, a podcast about punk rock, mental health, and intersectional feminism ( I was recently named one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics by the Women in AI Ethics ( for 2024. With over seven years of teaching in university settings including University of Berkeley's Masters in Data Science program and University of Hawai'i at Hilo, I am thrilled to be focusing on developing research agendas and network collaborations.


I practice inclusion and data feminism at the intersections of interdisciplinary informatics, human-computer interaction, and ethical AI in software engineering. Earning a doctorate in Spring 2021 from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, I am open to opportunities for research and collaboration across disciplines. My current research is in inclusive HCI and informatics for environmental behavior change. I also examine the intersections of mental health, gender, and computing education. My past research examined everyday (or communicative) memory, feminism, marginalized communities, and online stigmatization in local and global communities.  

I'm also an active member of the COST Action EUGAIN: Gender balance in Informatics in Europe, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Women-Europe, the Horizon Europe New European Bauhaus project, and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).  I have been named an All Tech is Human first cohort mentee, Data Science for All Distinguished Fellow, ASIS&T New Leader, and Future Digileader for Digitize Stockholm. Send me an email if you want to chat!

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