I am a researcher and student at Cornell exploring the intersection of
human factors research, design, & artistry
to engage and empower communities.

. / What am I working on?

  • Research: Interactions in & perceptions of public spaces online, virtual reality, interpersonal trust, the share economy
  • Personal Project: Exploration & Travel Blog
  • Reads: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  • Learning: Python and French

. / What's on my mind?

  • Social Technologies
  • Technological obsolescence
  • Equality of Resource Access
  • Opportunities to Social Mobility
  • Relationship between researchers, data scientists, developers, & designers

My Ethical Values in Practice

As a Person

  1. Be present. Our time in this world is finite, so value and show respect for your time and the time of others.
  2. Embrace your thoughts. You need to know who you are, what you stand for. If you know why, that’s even better.
  3. Be authentic. You know yourself better than anyone else. If you don’t, then reflect. Being honest with yourself and your intentions will enable you to be honest with your actions and objectives.
  4. Be Adventurous. Life is full of surprises, so be open to new opportunities and to exploring your curiosities.
  5. Reflect. Always ask yourself why and how to improve.

As a Professional

  1. Seek impact. Invest in work that benefits the lives of others.
  2. Foster Integrity. Make decisions that you can stand by. If you make a mistake, take appropriate actions to mitigate the issue.
  3. Do no harm. This one is self-explanatory. But ensure that your work does not cause physical or psychological damage on the individual and societal level. Always consider immediate and long-term repercussions in terms of impact and social costs.
  4. Advocate for society and the user. Engage in conversations that empower your community.
  5. Dream. You may be happy now, but don’t grow comfortable being complacent. Comfort stumps growth.
Photo of me on Chicago's Riverwalk 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

Leslie Park




Cornell University

B.S. Communication, Tech Focus

Minors: Information Science & Business


  • Research Design
  • Digital Product Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • Technology Strategy
  • Writing

Software & Languages

  • Web: HTML, CSS5, php,javascript
  • Sketch
  • Balsamic
  • Invision
  • Unity

Research Experience

Fall 2017

Intercultural Communication Lab at Cornell

Fall 2017

D.U.E.T. Lab at Cornell

Summer 2017

Social Technologies Lab at Cornell Tech

Spring 2017

Virtual Embodiment Lab at Cornell

Leadership & Work

CALS Career Services Peer Advisor

President and Cornell Chapter Founder FBLA-PBL

Peer Instructor for Seminar at Temple University


  • Andrew Park Foundation Scholarship 2017
  • Sheila Turner Seed Scholarship 2017
  • PwC Data Analytics Case Competition 2015 - 1st Place at Temple University