Welcome! For the most up-to-date information on my academic work, please see my Berkeley Webpage.
I am a PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information with Professor Deirdre Mulligan. My interests lie in the confluence of technology & public policy, science & technology studies, human computer interaction, and critical design. In particular, I am interested in how social imagination and cultural narratives of technology anticipate and speculate sociotechnical futures around privacy and cybersecurity. I am also interested in how technologies help shape and reflect our conceptions of time.
I graduated from Cornell University in 2014 where I double majored in Information Science and Science & Technology Studies. I completed a senior honors thesis entitled "Wireless Visions: Creating and Contesting Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Electromagnetic Spectrum," investigating the technical and policy work currently being done to advance new frameworks for sharing radiospectrum frequencies motivated by the prospect of providing more wireless broadband.
In 2014 I worked with Professor Phoebe Sengers using design workbooks as a method of reflecting on ethnographic data. During the 2013 summer, I was a research intern at Carnegie Mellon University's HCI Institute with Professor Jason Hong looking at ways to design interfaces that connect mobile apps' behaviors to users' security and privacy concerns. At Cornell, I have done research studying U.S. Broadband Policy from 2012-2013, and have participated in research examining the role of information technologies contributing to users’ feelings of busyness and overwork in 2011. I work in the fall semesters as a teaching assistant for Cornell's introductory web design and programming course. I participate in event planning and management through my role as chairperson of the Cornell University Program Board, bringing speakers and comedic acts to the University, and I play clarinet in the CU Wind Symphony.
I was an intern at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), working with President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and OSTP Awards and Events in the summer of 2012 and was a 2011 Fulbright Summer Institute Participant, spending a month in London studying aspects of British citizenship.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing and composing music, video editing, and ice curling.
Apr 2016 - My paper with Deirdre Mulligan, When a Product Is Still Fictional: Anticipating and Speculating Futures through Concept Videos, was accepted to the 2016 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Apr 2016 - I was awarded a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in Computing & Information Science & Engineering: Computer Security and Privacy
Feb 2015 - Contributed to a guest blog post on a Privacy by Design Workshop, which is now posted
Jan 2015 - Our paper, Wireless Visions: Infrastructure, Imagination, and U.S. Spectrum Policy has received an honorable mention best paper award at CSCW 2015
Dec 2014 - Camera ready version of our paper, Wireless Visions: Infrastructure, Imagination, and U.S. Spectrum Policy now available