Los Angeles, CA
I am an academic who believes the role of a researcher is not only to better understand the world but also to improve it and I devote my time equally to both goals. I work as a research psychologist, social change strategist, and program evaluator.
My primary position is at UC Irvine as the founder and Director of the Transformational Media Lab (TML) within the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA). My lab at UCI studies the role of media and technology in social and environmental change. Current projects investigate the design and use of technology-enabled feedback, public acceptance of new technology, audience engagement in documentary film, and media-based social activism.
In addition to my role at the University, I also work with government, private, and non-profit organizations on strategy, implementation, research, and evaluation of media and technology campaigns for social change.