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 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.