Welcome and thank you for visiting my website! I’m a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Department at Stanford University advised by Penny Eckert and Rob Podesva. I am currently a Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence fellow at Stanford, and was previously a graduate fellow at Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
Since November 2020, I have worked with Courtney Heldreth and a team of incredible UX researchers at Google Research. I am helping the team to run foundational research to ensure that voice-AI systems are more inclusive for African Americans.
“I don’t Think These Devices are Very Culturally Sensitive.”—Impact of Automated Speech Recognition Errors on African Americans
Zion Mengesha, Courtney Heldreth, Michal Lahav, Juliana Sublewski, and Elyse Tuennerman
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence