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 help lead developers to create algorithmic systems that behave in more inclusive ways. 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 CHI, CSCW, and STS communities, and my research often lies at the intersection of critical algorithm studies, infrastructure studies, and developer cultures. I hope to bring more queer and feminist studies into my future work.
I am advised by Daniela Rosner, and I am in the TAT Lab and the Computer Supported Collaboration Lab (CSC Lab) and Data Ecologies 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: researching how different disciplines conceptualize bias and fairness, researching how people are remotely collaborating work during COVID, and researching narratives about the use of AI in healthcare.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.