Talk #1

Technical errors can be annoying and frustrating, not to mention they diminish the usability of products... but the story doesn’t end there. Errors can also trigger threat responses similar to those experienced during encounters with racism. In this talk, I introduce my late-breaking research on racism and microaggressions in technology. This talk has been reformatted for a variety of audiences.

  • Research Labs
  • Product Teams
  • General Public
  • Students

Talk #2

Should you go to grad school? Should you choose a Master’s or PhD? What is a future in research like? What’s it like being a woman in STEM? In this talk, I walk students through everything they should consider before pursuing graduate school, adapted for a variety of ages.

  • Masters Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Secondary School Students
  • Research Associates

Talk #3 (Custom)

Whether you're seeking an interactive workshop, an inspiring keynote address, or a thought-provoking panel discussion, I can cater to the specific needs and interests of your audience. Need to fill a speaker slot for a conference or school assembly? Send me a message and we can brainstorm together!


Kimi's TEDx talk was extremely powerful...Her expertise on the topic was clear and I often find myself thinking back to the message she delivered.

TEDx Organizer.

This is how research should be communicated.

TEDx Attendee.

The most relevant talk at the conference.

CHI 2023 Attendee.

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