I am a PhD student studying Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. My focus is on social computing, specifically social media use in countries with repressive regimes. My current research focuses on Cuba and Venezuela.
I hold a Master’s degree in anthropology with an emphasis on cultural and cyber anthropology. My research examined the use of Facebook for impression management and political activism by diasporic Hispanic groups.
Previously, I managed social media & PR for Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and the Georgia Aquarium.
I enjoy collaborating with researchers across a variety of disciplines to examine how the internet is affecting the world. I am particularly interested in qualitative research methods, e-democracy, activism through social media, and the parallel public sphere of cyberspace.