Chelsea is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder who specializes in developing and validating natural language processing and speech-based tools. Her past research was focused on the detection of psychiatric and neurocognitive disorders, however she is excited to apply these skills within the domain of education. Chelsea is especially interested in the creation of ethical and transparent AI methods that harness explainability and computational safeguards, as well as incorporating aspects of participatory design for the creation of human-in-the-loop enabled interfaces for informed decision making.
She received a joint PhD in Spring 2022 from the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, advised by Peter Foltz and Jim Martin, a MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020, and BA in Math and Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 2016. Prior to and during graduate school Chelsea also worked as a data scientist and software engineer for Lockheed Martin.