I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara. I am advised by Elizabeth Belding and working in the MOMENT lab. Prior to attending UCSB, I worked as a Network Test Engineer at Green Hills Software. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.
My dissertation focuses on characterizing the digital divide and designing culturally informed network architectures and software platforms that empower the next one billion people to participate on the Internet. I approach problems using predominantly network analysis and data science techniques.
Dissertation (working title): Community-based Networks for Challenged Environments -- Characterizing Opportunities and Designing Solutions