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I research how people can use communication technologies, particularly social media, to better support their interpersonal relationships. I also look at identity processes, notably self-presentation and impression management, on social media. I approach 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.
At Michigan, I am a PhD candidate advised by Nicole Ellison in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.