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Hi, I'm Alexis Hope. I am a designer and researcher based at the MIT Media Lab and the Center for Civic Media. I am supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Prior to joining the Media Lab, I worked on a multi-year project to design, build, and test a portable ultrasound machine for midwives in low-resource environments. This project included fieldwork and co-design with midwives, radiologists, and mothers in Kenya, Uganda, and Seattle. 

In my free time, I sing in a band, play guitar, take pictures, tinker with electronics, and watch too much Star Trek.



MIT Media Lab - Media Arts & Sciences

University of Washington - HCI; Human-Centered Design


Honors & Awards

MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence, 2015.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2012-2015.

Shobe Entrepreneurship Prize.

UW Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Graduate Female.

HCDE Leadership and Engagement Award. 2010, 2012.

Sakson Diversity in Engineering Scholarship 2009–2010.


Teaching Experience

HCDE 418: User Experience Design

CSE 440: Human-Computer Interaction

HCDE 231: Technical Communication

MAS.600: Future of News and Participatory Media