About

I’m currently a research manager on the User Experience Research Team at Facebook. Findings from my recent projects informed the new design for Facebook Search, a product supporting both navigational and keyword searches. My team currently supports improvements to the end-to-end search experience and informs its product growth strategy all over the world.

Overall, I like to apply a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to my work. I find the intersections of community engagement, behavior change, and communication technologies fascinating. I strongly believe that each person has a story to share and research is well-positioned to advocate for those stories.

Background

I received my Ph.D. in Communication at Rutgers University, where my concentration was in health and mediated communication. My dissertation, Beyond Exposure: Patient Engagement with Health Information in an Information Ecology Framework, focuses on triggers to action and uncertainty reduction strategies. 
I’ve conducted work in partnership with Cornell Tech, the Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and the Partnership for Drug-Free New Jersey. My work has been published in outlets such as the Information, Communication & Society journal, the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), and the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM).
Feel free to contact me for upcoming talks, collaborations, and general life chats.