About Me

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I am a UX Researcher at Google on the Messages team. I received my PhD from University of Michigan School of Information (advised by Nicole Ellison). For my PhD, I conducted research how people can use communication technologies, particularly social media, to better support their interpersonal relationships. I also looked at identity processes, notably self-presentation and impression management, on social media. I approached these research questions with a mixed methods approach and employ a range of methods including surveys, experiments, eye tracking, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed venues such as Information, Communication, and Society; CHI; and Annual Review of Psychology. I have interned at Microsoft Research New England – Social Media Collective and Google on the Duo (video chat) team.

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