I study how social computing technologies can affect everyday health behaviors. I’m particularly interested in understanding the interplay between people's social sense of self and their identities as healthy and active individuals, and I hope to gain insight into the ways computing technologies can mediate and influence behavior change with respect to everyday health and wellness.
I hold a BA in Cognitive Science from Occidental College, An MS in Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech, worked as a User Experience Designer for Schematic NY, and am currently a PhD Candidate in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech.
I was recently named a Foley Scholar by Georgia Tech's GVU Center. I recently participated in a panel discussion at CHI 2013 and presented some of my dissertation research at Pervasive Health 2013. Our paper, "Design Strategies for Youth-Focused Pervasive Social Health Games", won the Best Student Paper award! If you’d like to learn more about my research, find me using the Contact page and say hello! Puns encouraged.