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, where I also do work with the Berkeley BioSENSE Group. My research investigates how design methods and approaches can be used to proactively raise privacy and other policy-related concerns in technology design, and be used to explore alternative ways to develop technologies and public policy. I draw upon work and approaches from science & technology studies, human computer interaction, and speculative and critical design. Read more about my work on my academic homepage.
I obtained my undergraduate degree 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 usersí feelings of busyness and overwork in 2011. I was a teaching assistant for Cornell's introductory web design and programming course, participated 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 played 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 with the Bay Area Curling Club.
Dec 2016 - My paper with Deirdre Mulligan, These Arenít the Autonomous Drones Youíre Looking for: Investigating Privacy Concerns Through Concept Videos, has been published in the Journal of Human Robot Interaction
Dec 2016 - Co-presented with Lauren Kilgour at the Algorithms in Culture Conference analyzing how algorithms are represented in TED Talks
Sep 2016 - Presented at 4S/EASST 2016, presenting work done with Deirdre Mulligan on Framing Future Privacy Concerns through Corporate Concept Videos
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