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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. In my dissertation research, I aim to understand the unique experiences of rural technology users. I investigate intra-rural digital divides, which are digital inequalities present between and within rural communities and have developed digital literacy education that is informed by cultural tenets of rural Appalachia. For my broader research agenda, I am invested in understanding the ways that technology creates and perpetuates injustice and aim to remediate those injustices through transformative approaches to technology. 

I intend to defend my dissertation in Summer 2024 and am currently seeking a postdoc starting in Fall 2024 - if you know of any opportunities that fit my interests and skills, please reach out.

What's new?

I was awarded a 2023 Beta Phi Mu ​Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

June, 2023

My co-authored paper, Preliminary Perspectives on Information Passing in the Intelligence Community, was published in Analytics

June, 2023

I was selected to participate in CSST 2023

May, 2023

I was selected to participate in HCIC 2023

April, 2023

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

January, 2023

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

November, 2022

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