I am currently a graduate student at the Media Lab working on a variety of projects centered around identity and storytelling. Previously I worked at MIT Media Lab in the City Science Group while attaining my undergrad at MIT.
I love math that is correct and acknowledges its limits. I love interfaces and tools that are empowering and I love it when we use computation to tell stories. I haven't met a problem I'm not willing to give my best try at with an eccentric set of tools and some glitter.
Most computer scientists want to make computers think more like people, but I want to use computers to remind us to think of other people. I think a lot about this and about the intersection of identity and aesthetic in this technological world.
As a first generation college student, I am passionate about combating inequities in STEAM and academia. Please email me if you are a student in this space and are seeking mentorship or advice and I'll try my best to help.
Reach out via email (nlutz at mit dot edu), Twitter (@ninalikespi), or Instagram (@ninalikespi).