I am a rising junior currently attending Muhlenberg College where I am a computer science major and statistics minor. My research this summer with Dr. Greg Welch and Dr. Gerd Bruder involves comparing different conditions of a virtual “assistant” that can perform actions similar to Amazon’s Alexa. We will investigate participants’ perception of of the virtual assistant, i.e. the sense of social presence, confidence, etc. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.