I study how collaborative technologies can overcome barriers to human communication. I am most interested in nontraditional users and environments; many of my projects connect with health. I have worked with children's hospitals to understand how technology shapes the work of Child-Life Specialists, and I have worked on mobile text entry systems for the visually impaired.
For my dissertation research I have analyzed collaborative search as a research and intervention tool. I have been working with the Emory Predictive Healthcare Institute to study how health providers and their clients find, share and act on online health information. I created Snack, a browser extension and web app for collaborative online health seeking. I've used Snack and my other work at EPHI to explore using online resources as a source of patient empowerment.
I'm a PhD Candidate in Human Centered Computing @ Georgia Tech in Beth Mynatt's Everyday Computing Lab. Since arriving at Georgia Tech, I've interned at Google and Sun Microsystems. I hold a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.