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 dissertation fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, and was previously a Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity emerging scholars fellow and a Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence fellow.
Since November 2020, I have worked on a team of incredible researchers at Google. We are conducting 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