Alexis Hiniker is a software engineer and Ph.D. candidate studying children, families, and the way they use digital media. Her dissertation investigates the ways in which families choose to limit their use of technology. She is a former Google Anita Borg Scholar and a member of Dr. Julie Kientz’s Computing for Healthy Living and Learning lab at the University of Washington in the Human Centered Design and Engineering department. Her past work has been supported by The Stanford School of Education, The National Science Foundation, Women’s Net, and The Duca Fund. Hiniker lives with her husband David and their two children in Seattle, Washington.