aka the HCI girl:

I am an IxD researcher & UX designer exploring the intersection of design, emerging technologies, and human connection
to engage and empower people both on and offline.


Cornell University - Graduated: May 2018

B.S. Communication and Information Technologies

Minors: Information Science & Business

/ / some things I've explored...

Virtual Reality | UI Design for Autonomous Systems | Telepresence Robots | Art Installations

/ / some things I'm thinking about...

  • Public spaces online - What are they? What do users expect and how do they act in them ? How should these spaces be managed and what are users' rights?
  • Interpersonal trust on the internet - How do we design, build, and support optimal environments for connecting people and interacting?
  • Technological obsolescence - What's changing? Why?
  • Resource accessibility - Who are we serving? Who are we leaving behind?
  • Cross-functional collaboration - How can researchers, designers, data scientists, engineers, and policy makers work together to innovate and improve human experiences of today & tomorrow?
  • Protecting Users - How do we ensure users are informed and protected?
  • Progress - How do we do better?

/ / My Ethical Code in Practice [PDF]

Work & Research Experience

Social Technologies Lab Logo Intercultural Communication Lab Logo D.U.E.T. Lab Icon Virtual Embodiment Lab Icon


Web-Based VR Experiments Powered by the Crowd. Xiao Ma, Megan Cackett, Leslie Park, Eric Chien, Mor Naaman. The Web Conference 2018 (WWW 2018). [PDF]

[Featured in Cornell Tech News]


Kenneth Bissett Award 2018

Andrew Park Foundation Scholarship 2017

Sheila Turner Seed Award 2017

PwC Data Analytics Case Competition 2015 - 1st Place at Temple University


Cornell CALS Career Services, Peer Advisor

Communication Student Advisory Board

Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, President & Cornell Chapter Founder

Temple University Seminar, Peer Instructor

Photo of me in Upson Hall Polytile Textile Pavilion at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Creating an affinity diagram for research literature review CSAB picture from COMMconnect 2017 Kusama's Obliteration Room installation Me visiting facebook seattle Pixel Forrest Installation Pixel Forrest Installation My graduation cap

Leslie Park




Cornell University

B.S. Communication and Information Technologies

Minors: Information Science & Business

Research Areas:



  • Empirical Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Survey Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Digital Product Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • Project Management
  • Technology Strategy
  • Writing


  • Front-End Web: HTML, CSS5
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Sketch
  • Balsamic
  • Invision
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Fuse
  • Qualtrics
  • Unity