Technologies are increasingly socially embedded: they augmenting objects in our physical environment, facilitate our social interactions, and even transform the ways we process information and manage our behavior.
Ubiquitous computing systems and devices influence how we live, what we value, and how we relate to each other. My research seeks to understand how diverse human values are entangled in the design and use of these technologies which shape our way of life.
Recent projects explore collective remembering in families and self-tracking for health & wellness.
I am an Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science at Berea College.
I received my PhD in Information Science from the University of Michigan. I was privileged to be a part of the SocialWorlds Research Group, advised by Prof. Mark Ackerman. I was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Rackham Merit Fellowship, and GEM Graduate Research Fellowship. I also was a member of DoIIIT Studio and MISC. I joined the GroupLens Research Center as a postdoc at the University of Minnesota. I worked with a great bunch of folks, mentored by Prof. Lana Yarosh. I’m also a proud alumni of UMBC and the Meyerhoff Scholars Program.