I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. My work draws on the fields of Social Computing and ICTD (Information Communication Technologies & Development), to study how people collaboratively access and participate with internet technologies in resource-constrained contexts, as well as the barriers that limit participation.
Drawing on my training as a sociocultural anthropologist, my work focuses on underserved groups to investigate (1) internet access in resource-constrained regions; (2) the design of citizen-led information systems; and (3) social media use for social change.
My dissertation analyzes how individuals in Havana, Cuba, collaboratively piece together multiple information infrastructures to create a uniquely “Cuban” internet against the backdrop of prohibitive access to the world wide web.
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10.30.18 – I presented my work at Microsoft Research’s Ph.D. Summit.
10.12.18 – I was named a 2018-2019 Foley Scholar.
8.16.18 – I was awarded the $10,000 Global Impact Award from the ARCS Foundation!
8.6.18 – I was named a Foley Scholar Award Finalist.
4.26.18 – I presented my paper, “El Paquete Semanal: The Week’s Internet in Havana,” at the 2018 CHI Conference.
4.21.18 – I attended the Doctoral Consortium at the 2018 CHI Conference in Montreal.
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