I'm a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), with a PhD in Information Science from Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics where I studied internet privacy and anonymity.

My research interests are broadly in critical information science,  Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).

I use primarily qualitative and ethnographic methods to study technology bias, algorithm ethics in education and industry, and privacy for vulnerable individuals. 

 

I am particularly interested in safeguarding privacy for vulnerable individuals who seek more privacy online, why they do it, and how they are treated when they do with a particular focus on how norm-based theories may be inadequate to understand the challenges they face. 

My vision for my work is to support more inclusive and ethical technology design.