Informatics Department

Donald Bren School of Information
and Computer Sciences

University of California, Irvine


I recently earned my Ph.D. from the Informatics Department at University of California, Irvine’s Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. I conduct social computing research focused on how people present and disclose changing identities on social media during life transitions. I am a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Rob Kling Memorial Fellowship, a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, and a Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship. I did my Ph.D. work with Gillian Hayes in the STAR Group (Social and Technological Action Research), and as part of LUCI (Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction).

I received my M.S. in Information and Computer Science from University of California, Irvine’s Informatics Department, and my B.S. in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. I also participated in the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3). Prior to my academic pursuits, I founded and managed independent bookstores for a number of years. I also toured and recorded as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter in several rock bands.