I am a Ph.D. candidate in human-centered computing at Georgia Tech under the advisement of Amy Bruckman and Neha Kumar and conduct research within both the ELC Lab and the TanDem Lab. I am also a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow.
I draw on the fields of both social computing and human-computer interaction & development (HCID) to study information communication systems in constrained environments. Currently, my work explores evolving internet and social media use in Havana, Cuba, and the local innovations that have resulted due to a severe lack of internet access.
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12.11.17 – My paper, “El Paquete Semanal: The Week’s Internet in Havana,” was accepted at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18).
11.22.17 – I was selected to attend the Doctoral Consortia at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18).
11.19.17 – I’m excited to announce that I will be the Open Sessions Chair at the 2019 ACM Conference on Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD).
8.10.17 – I received the $10,000 Herz Global Impact Award from the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists (ARCS) for a second year.
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