I am a PhD student studying Technology & Social Behavior at Northwestern University, in the combined doctoral program between Computer Science and Communication Studies. I work with Jeremy Birnholtz in the brand new NU Social Media Lab.
My research focuses on relational, supportive, and deceptive aspects of social media. I seek to understand how people make use of existing tools to provide social support to one another in order to design more supportive tools. I am currently supported by a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
I recently transferred from Cornell University where I received my M.S. from the Information Science department and worked in the CU Social Media Lab. Prior to that I earned my B.S. from Ithaca College, where I completed a major in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics and I was advised by Sharon Stansfield.
- Check out the preprint of our upcoming CHB article on how people use and perceive butler lies.
- Victoria and I presented our paper on Facebook non-use at CHI '13 in Paris, France.
- Read Eric's Follow the Crowd blog post about our upcoming Facebook non-use paper.
- Preprint of our ICA '13 paper on the daily rhythms of deceptive texting is now online.
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