Northwestern University | 2017 | Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior (joint Computer Science and Communication Studies program)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County | August 2011-May 2013 | M.S. Human-Centered Computing
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos-Vicalvaro | June 2011 | Spanish
University of Maryland, College Park | August 2007-May 2011 | B.S. Computer Science
Northwestern University | Inclusive Technology Lab | 2013-present
University of Maryland, Baltimore County | Prototyping and Design Lab | 2011-2012
Carnegie Mellon University | Usable Privacy and Security Lab | 2010
University of Maryland, College Park | Human-Computer Interaction Lab | 2009-2011
Facebook | User Experience Research Intern | Winter 2015
IBM | User Experience Research Intern | Summer 2012, 2013
National Society of Black Engineers | SEEK Engineering Teacher | Summer 2011
General Electric | IT Technician, Data Quality Engineering Intern | Summer 2008, 2009
ResLife IT | Student Technician | 2008-2011
+ Brewer, R.N., Cartwright, M., Karp, A., Pardo, B., Piper, A.M. "An Approach to Audio-Only Editing for Visually Impaired Seniors." ASSETS 2016
+ Brewer, R. N. , Piper, A. M. ""Tell It Like It Really Is": A Case of Online Content Creation and Sharing Among Older Adult Bloggers" CHI 2016.
+ Brewer, R. N. , Morris, M. R., Piper, A. M. ""Why would anybody do this?": Understanding Older Adults’ Motivations and Challenges in Crowd Work." CHI 2016.
+ Brewer, R. N., "Connecting Older Adults through Voice-Based Interfaces." CSCW 2016 Doctoral Colloquium.
+ Cornejo, R., Brewer, R. N., Edasis, C., Piper, A. M. “Vulnerability, Sharing, and Privacy: Analyzing Art Therapy for Older Adults with Dementia.” CSCW 2016.
+ Brewer, R. N., Cornejo, R., Schwaba, T., Gergle, D., Piper, A. M. “Exploring Traditional Phones as an E-Mail Interface for Older Adults.” TACCESS 2016.
+ Brewer, R. N. , Morris, M. R., Piper, A. M. "Exploring Cognitive Benefits as an Alternative Motivation for Engaging Older Adults in Crowdwork." HCOMP WiP 2015.
+ Brewer, R., Jones, J., "Pinteresce: Exploring Reminiscence as an Incentive to Digital Reciprocity for Older Adults."" CSCW 2015.
+ Brewer, R., Gellner, M., Piper, A.M. Portrait Pigeon: An Interactive Photo Messaging Wall for Seniors. UbiComp 2014.
Apex Power 30 Under 30, sponsored by Porsche - Technology Division | 2016
Northwestern University Graduate Student Engagement Award | 2016
Segal Institute Design Fellow | 2015
ACM-W Scholarship | 2015
NSF Grace Hopper Scholarship | 2013
UNCF Google Scholarship | 2013
Omicron Delta Kappa | 2013
Coalition to Diversify Computing Travel Grant | 2013
Google Travel Grant | 2011, 2013
GEM Fellowship | 2012
+sponsored by Adobe
Microsoft Student Partner | 2012
NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship | 2011-2013
Program Committee Member
+CHI 2018, CLIHC 2017
Organizing Committee Member
+CHI 2012, CHI 2013, CSCW 2014, UbiComp 2014
+UbiComp 2012, CSCW 2013, UbiComp 2014, CSCW 2015