Desiree Scretching is a third-year Ph.D. student at Syracuse Univerity’s iSchool, Ph.D. office manager, and member of the Fall 2022 Ph.D. committee. Her research focuses on older adults’ interactions with technology and the implications behind older adults’ intersection with technology. Scretching’s research specifically centers around Black older adults and employs theoretical lenses such as post-colonialism, critical race, design, and intersectionality. She earned a BBA from the Business Institute of Westchester CW and worked as an event planner in pharmaceutical marketing before joining the program. In her free time, she crochets, cooks, and reads dystopian fiction.
Scretching’s research interests include: marginalized communities, health and equity, human-computer interaction, and information communication technologies