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My name is Nayara Faria, I use she/her pronouns. 

I am an engineer, researcher, and citizen of the world, committed to working on things that do good for people and the planet. 


I have a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (2016). I also received a Master of Science in Human Factors & Ergonomics from Virginia Tech (2019). Currently, I'm a Ph.D. student in Cognitive Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Joe Gabbard. I am expected to defend my dissertation in 2023. 

I believe that more than technological advances, we need to fully understand human limitations and capabilities when interacting with emerging technologies. I am interested in the intersection of HCI, UX Research, Perception & Cognition, and AR/VR. Looking ahead, my goal is to create safe, delightful, and supportive experiences for every user.  

If you are interested in learning more about my work or just want to say hi, send over an email to or connect with me on LinkedIn. You can also find me on Twitter.



This is Pluto Hernandez-Faria. He is a DoubleDoodle.