I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Technology & Society program, in the School of Communication, at Northwestern University. I am part of the CollabLab: The Laboratory for Understanding Collaborative Technology, headed by Darren Gergle (who is also my advisor). I have presented my work at venues such as the International Communication Association and Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conferences, and published my work in the Proceedings of Computer-Supported Coopertative Work (CSCW), Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science.
My primary research interests lie at the intersection between technology-mediated communication and interpersonal relationships. I am interested in topics such as trust formation in computer-mediated communication, interpersonal attraction in technology-mediated settings, and how people manage their close and collaborative relationships using various text-based communication technologies.
I recently presented a paper titled "Back and forth, back and forth": Channel switching in romantic couple conflict, (co-authored with Darren Gergle) at CSCW in February 2013. I also participated in the CSCW 2013 Doctoral Colloquium.
I was recently awarded a grant from the Kellogg Dispute Resolution Research Center, for my proposal "The Role of Communication Channel, Self-Esteem and Message Interpretation in Romantic Couple Conflict."