I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at University of Colorado Boulder, where I also received a M.S. in Computer Science. I am part of Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information in Crisis) working with Professor Leysia Palen, and I am a graduate student research affiliate with the Natural Hazards Center. My research focuses on the diffusion of forecast and other risk visuals on social media during hurricanes and how people make sense of representations of risk and uncertainty.

I recently completed an internship with the User Experience Research team for Yahoo Mail at Oath in Sunnyvale, CA.

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.