Penny Trieu is a PhD candidate, advised by Nicole Ellison, in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, where she is a member of the Social Media Research Lab and the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing Group (MISC). Her research concerns how people can use communication technologies, particularly social media, to better support their interpersonal relationships. She also looks at identity processes, notably self-presentation and impression management, on social media. Her research has appeared in venues such as Information, Communication, and Society; Social Media + Society, and at the International Communication Association conference. Penny was a research intern with Nancy Baym at Microsoft Research New England – Social Media Collective.