Doctoral Student & Researcher in Los Angeles, California
I am currently a doctoral student in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, pursuing research in the areas of computer-mediated communication, social informatics, and critical Information Studies.
My work examines how people use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to form and maintain communities. Specifically, I study how youth and other groups use social media for social participation and social support, and how various individuals and communities use data to facilitate communal activism and social change.
I am a co-founder of the Southern California Climate Data Protection Project, and a former Graduate Student Researcher for the UC Digital Cultures Lab.