I am researching how we can design and build an internet that is safe and empowering for people from marginalized groups. 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 and building social systems grounded in consent to tackle problems both in the user-to-company context (e.g., privacy and data ownership issues) and user-to-user context (e.g., online harassment). Unsurprisingly, I find these contexts deeply related to each other, so I decided to research both. Specifically, I am researching social systems' privacy controls, online governance, and business models that center users' consent.
I'm a Barbour Scholar and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information and the Division of Computer Science & Engineering. I am very lucky to be advised by Dr. Florian Schaub (from the Security Privacy Interaction (SPI) Lab) and Dr. Nikola Banovic (from the Computational HCI Lab). I am also part of the Interactive Systems Lab. My general research interests are at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Privacy, Feminist Studies, and Business Management. I like interdisciplinary work.