I am researching how we can design and build an internet that is safe and empowering for everyone, including marginalized populations. I want to help people feel safe and have agency in their online experiences.
To do so, I find ways to protect people's consent on the internet. In particular, I focus on designing social systems grounded in affirmative consent to tackle problems both in the user-to-system (user-to-company) context (e.g., privacy issues) and user-to-user context (e.g., online harassment). Unsurprisingly, I find these two contexts deeply related to each other, and decided to research both. Recently, I've become interested in redesigning privacy controls. I'm also interested in finding ways to help industry practitioners think about users' consent when desgining and building systems.
I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Florian Schaub and Dr. Nikola Banovic. I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan School of Information and Computer Science & Engineering (I was formally accepted to both), and I am lucky to be a member of the Security and Privacy Interaction (SPI) Lab and the Computational HCI Lab. :] My general research interests are at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Privacy, Feminist Studies, and Business Management. As you can see, I like interdisciplinary work. I also like mixed methods.