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I am a PhD candidate in the Penn State Informatics program studying human-computer interaction and social + organizational informatics under advisement of Dr. Kelley Cotter. I primarily employ qualitative methods to gain a deep, nuanced understanding of how people interact with technology. I am particularly interested in rural computing and understanding the unique experiences of rural technology users. In my dissertation research, I investigate intra-rural digital divides, which are digital inequalities present between and within rural communities. I am also developing and evaluating digital literacy education that is informed by cultural tenets of rural Appalachia.

I am invested in understanding the ways that technology creates and perpetuates injustice and aim to remediate those injustices through transformative approaches to technology. Towards this goal, I am a member of the Liberatory Tech Scholars Community at Penn State where I work with a group of interdisciplinary scholars to engage with the Black radical tradition to reimagine and develop new systems.

What's new?

This summer, I will be returning to the Laboratory of Analytic Science's Summer Conference for Applied Data Science at NCSU as a Summer Research Scholar

March 2, 2023

I was selected to participate in the 2023 CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women

January 31, 2023

I was awarded a Liberatory Tech Scholarship and will be joining Dr. Christopher Dancy's Liberatory Tech Learning Community at Penn State

November 29, 2022

I was accepted to participate in the CSCW 2022 Doctoral Consortium

August 5, 2022

My paper Digital Storytelling for Developing Computer Skills in Rural Appalachia was accepted to CSCW 2022

June 28, 2022

I began a summer internship doing mixed methods research and user experience design for the Laboratory of Analytic Science's Summer Conference for Applied Data Science at NCSU

June 13, 2022

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