About Me


April 19th 2017: Received the Rackham Summer Award ($8,000) for my research proposal with Nicole Ellison on invisible behaviors on and beyond social network sites.

Feb 25 – Mar 2/2017: Attended CSCW 2017 and the Theory Transfer workshop. It was a week full of inspiring and engaging conversations!

Feb 17, 2017: Received a Top Paper Award at the Communication and Technology division of International Communication Association conference for my paper on availability preferences, quality of daily interactions, and social capital!

Jan 25, 2017: Passed my precandicacy milestone in the PhD program with my paper on identity shift through self-presentation in social network sites environment.


I am currently a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information, advised by Dr. Nicole Ellison.

I see myself at the intersection of Information and Communication, with strong influence from my undergraduate background in psychology. Specifically, my research interests concern how interpersonal processes unfold via a range of communication technologies, particularly social media. I also look at identity processes, notably self-presentation and impression management, on social media in my work.

I am a member of the Social Media Research Lab at UMSI.

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