Dr. Amy Hurst is an assistant professor of Human-Centered Computing in the Information systems department whose research focuses on empowering technology, with projects investigating automatically adaptive interfaces and DIY-Assistive Technology. She is interested in working to help more people gain access to the Assistive Technology they need by empowering non-engineers to “Do It Yourself” (DIY) and create, modify or build. She received her PhD from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon, and a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. She is a member of the Baltimore Node, and enjoys crafting, building, and yoga. She is passionate about supporting women in Science, and is always willing to chat with a fellow WISE member over coffee.