Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Kinesiology, California State University, Long Beach, 2017
  • B.S., Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2013
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified English XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
Academic Appointments
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology, California State University Long Beach, 2016-2017
  • Movement Science Laboratory Manager, Department of Kinesiology, California State University Long Beach, 2016-2017
Professional Affiliations
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Society for Automotive Engineers
  • ASTM International

Ms. Fraser is a human factors professional with expertise in evaluating human factors and human performance in transportation safety. At Exponent, Ms. Fraser has been conducting driver behavior research examining advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in passenger vehicles, including mental models, trust, feedback, and human-machine interface (HMI) design. Specifically, she has conducted research and analyses to investigate driver needs for delivery of system state information, strategies to improve drivers' understanding of driving automation systems, the relationship between drivers' mental models, trust, and driving automation systems, and the influence of emerging technologies and novel HMI designs on driver behavior and information needs. She has experience in all stages of research including experimental design, data collection, and analysis in driving simulator, test track, and on-road environments. In addition, Ms. Fraser has managed and provided technical contributions on ADAS projects with respect to literature reviews, gap analyses, questionnaire development, stakeholder outreach, training material development, focus group planning and execution, PRA documentation, and technical report writing. 

Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Fraser earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology from California State University Long Beach, with a specialty in Exercise Science. Her thesis focused on analyzing GPS data in professional soccer players with the goal of improving periodized training programs specific to soccer. While in graduate school, she was the Movement Science Laboratory Manager where she was involved with tracking and analyzing kinematics using motion capture systems, and also implemented strength and conditioning training programs for professional racecar drivers. Additional experience of Ms. Fraser's prior to graduate school includes being a physical therapy assistant and student athletic trainer.