Meet Brenda

headshot of Brenda Castro, with her head resting on her fingers, in a thoughtful pose

“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live to express, not to impress.”


I am an Information Science PhD student at Cornell/Cornell Tech and am focusing on Human-Computer Interaction. Currently, I am working with Professor Shiri Azenkot and aim to create accessible and affordable technologies to improve well-being.

In 2018, I graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a B.S. in Joint Computer Science-Mathematics. My research experience includes accessible technology, human-robot teamwork, and middle school computer science education.

Rock climbing is my favorite pastime!