Hi! I am a PhD Student in the Computer Science and Communications departments at Northwestern University. I study collaboration within large online communities, with a specific interest in multi-language and multi-cultural platforms. I am advised by Darren Gergle, and I currently collaborate with Aaron Shaw and Kate Starbird. My work is supported by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
I consider myself a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher, though I work collaborators from a variety of disciplines, including computer science, communications, and computational social science. My research leverages both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in order to understand and support complex human interactions and relationships. I tend to start with a problem space or a question, and I learn methodologies in order to address that problem.
In my non-academic life I am a cyclist, a trail runner, a skier, and a climber.