I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at University of Colorado Boulder. I am part of Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information in Crisis) working with Professor Leysia Palen. My research focuses on how people interpret and interact around online hurricane forecast images to understand their risk.

Research areas: human-centered computing, crisis informatics, social computing, computer-supported cooperative work

Previously, I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University. My interest in human-centered computing comes from several of my experiences throughout college, including training rural women in IT skills in India, developing a mobile app for local homeless people in the Bay Area, and leading a group of high school girls as they learned programming and mobile development.