Before joining HCDE, Dew was a researcher in higher education policy and public health informatics. Her work has been published with multiple awards in ACM CHI, CSCW, DIS, and LIMITS, as well as the journals Human-Computer Interaction and Journal of Biomedical Informatics. In 2018, Dew was named a digital humanities fellow at the UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities. She was awarded the award for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering in 2019.

In addition to receiving her PhD in HCDE, Dew holds a Master of Science in HCDE, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and International Studies from Northwestern University.