Emma Petersen
MS, CTD—Creative Industries '21
ATLAS Institute

Emma received a Bachelor of Science in cognitive science with a focus in human computer interaction (HCI) from the University of California Santa Cruz. While at UCSC, she was a research assistant in the Computational and Experimental Cognition Lab, which focused on cognitive processing in the context of speech production and reading aloud. Emma is interested in the ways that technology can be utilized to improve our health and well-being and how designers can make technology more accessible and transparent.

For more information about Emma, view her LinkedIn page. Alumni pages are not always updated after graduation.​



K. Wu, E. Petersen, T. Ahmad, D. Burlinson, E. S. Tanis, & D. Albers Szafir. 2021. Understanding Data Accessibility for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (to appear) In Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘21). (Yokohama, Japan–May 8-13, 2021) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445743. [Best Paper Award]. pdf.