Anastasia Ostrowski is a Ph.D. Student and Design Researcher at the Personal Robots Group. Anastasia received Master’s and Bachelor degrees in 2017 and 2016 respectively from the University of Michigan in biomedical engineering. Her master’s research focused on Design Heuristics in biomedical engineering education and how engineering students’ engage in idea generation and the design space. In the group, she contributes to exploring voice agents and their use within contexts such as home and with older adults and empowering underrepresented users, such as older adults, in the co-design of these systems. Other research interests include design education, front-end design tools, participatory design, and human-centered design.