I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan and a member of the Michigan Interactive & Social Computing group. I received my PhD in Human-Centered Computing in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where I was advised by Dr. Amy Bruckman. During my graduate work, I interned with HP Lab's Social Computing group and Microsoft Research's Social Media Group. My research has been supported by the NSF and I am a recipient of a Google Anita Borg Fellowship.
I received my MS from the School of Information at UC Berkeley where I was advised by Dr. Peter Lyman. I received my BA from Dartmouth College in Computer Engineering. During that time I spent four years playing on the Dartmouth Women's Tennis Team.
My research is in the areas of Social Computing, Social Media, and HCI. I am interested in boundary setting in social media, or how people navigate social media use in their daily lives. I'm particularly interested in families—parents and youth—and how they use technology in home and school contexts. I use a variety of methods including in-depth fieldwork, log file analysis, and real-world deployments.