I am a PhD student in the Human Centered Design and Engineering department at the University of Washington and a Graduate Research Assistant at New York University’s AI Now Institute. Informed by my prior life as a software and firmware developer, I use ethnographic methods, interviews, surveys, and participant observation to study users’ and developers’ experiences with technology. I do research that can lead to the development of more equitable algorithmic systems. In addition to working in academia, I have also worked with industry researchers and practitioners at Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation, and Facebook.
I am part of the human-computer interaction (HCI), computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and science & technology studies (STS) communities, and my research often lies at the intersection of critical algorithm studies and infrastructure studies. Many of my projects are related to wellbeing.
I am advised by Daniela Rosner, and I am in the TAT Lab and the Computer Supported Collaboration Lab (CSC Lab). I also work with Anissa Tanweer at the University of Washington’s eScience Institute. At AI Now, I work with Liz Kaziunas and Varoon Mathur.
My current research projects include: (1) researching how people are collaborating work during COVID, (2) researching narratives about the use of AI in healthcare, and (3) researching people’s experiences with recommender systems that curate sensitive content.In 2018, I received my MS in Informatics from the University of California Irvine. I am originally from Seattle, WA and I went to the University of Washington for my undergraduate in Computer Engineering with a specialization in hardware.
At UCI, my primary research was on the developers and users of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and blockchain systems. I was a member of the TechDeC lab and the EVOKE lab at UCI. I was co-advised by Bonnie Nardi and Geof Bowker.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, video games, table top games, reading scifi, and metal music.