Information and computing technologies play increasingly prominent roles in our lives. While much good has been achieved and more is promised, many continue to suffer.
We long for joy and connection. Will our technology help or hinder us in this project? Will we work together to discern a way forward that prioritizes the most vulnerable?
To understand these issues, I am looking at how computing and information technologies are imagined, developed, and used (or not used), by whom, for what purpose, etc.
I am a PhD student in the Human-Centered Computing program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a research assistant in the Designing pARticipatory futurEs (DARE) lab. Before that, I coordinated the Johns Hopkins Global Early Adolescent Study and taught at the Guangzhou English Training Center for the Handicapped.
Research interest grab bag: computing, design, learning, social determinants, harm reduction, abolition, surveillance, cyborg feminism, community-based, participatory, ethnographic, imagination, emotion, communication.
I am Baltimore-based and looking for opportunities to serve through research, advocacy, creative work, or assisting with usability and user experience design. If you think we might be a good fit for any project, contact me at email@example.com.