PhD Student at the iSchool at UT Austin

Austin, TX

As of August 2021, I am a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information, studying Information Studies under my advisor, Professor James Howison. My research interests are in socio-technical systems, specifically in open source software.

I graduated May 2020 from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I also recieved a minor in Human-Computer Interaction from CMU's Human Computer Interaction Institute.


My Research Experience at CMU

Conducted at the Institute for Software Reseach and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

Since Sep. 2019, I have conducted several empirical studies of open source communities concerning gender differences in newcomer trajectories, conversations regarding community governance, and the impact of maintainers on newcomer retention under the guidance of my professors, Dr. Laura Dabbish and Dr. James Herbsleb at the Connected Experience (CoEx) Lab.


Industry Experience

I've worked in several technical roles.

Through multiple internships, including at Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Deutsche Bank, I've been lucky to experience and work in several different industries and explore different areas of technology. My industry work has been critical in understanding the context and real-world applications of HCI and SE research.