Hello there! Thanks for thinking I'm interesting enough to check up on. If you've come this far, I dare you to say hello before you leave :)
My research focuses on understanding and improving people's adoption of protective behaviors against privacy and security threats (e.g., reacting to data breaches, exercising website privacy choices, and navigating privacy risks in smart homes). A second line of my research investigates the privacy risks and needs of vulnerable populations, such as survivors of intimate partner violence and older adults. My research has been published at top HCI and security venues including CHI, CSCW, and USENIX Security. I'm also interested in making my research relevant to policymakers: I've been an invited speaker at the US Federal Trade Commission's annual PrivacyCon, and a series of work with my CMU collaborators has directly influenced the California Consumer Privacy Act's rulemaking process.
I will be on the job market in Fall 2021, open to both academia and industry positions. If you have or know any opening in privacy, security, human-computer interaction or adjacent areas, I'd love to get in touch!
Selected Honors and Awards
- Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award: Student Paper Honorable Mention, Future of Privacy Forum (2021)
- Best Paper Honorable Mention, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2019, 2020)
- Facebook Fellowship Finalist (2020, 2021)
- NortonLifeLock Research Group Graduate Fellowship (2019)
- Distinguished Paper Award, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (2018)
- Oct 2021 I was invited to co-present our research on data breaches and opportunities for policy interventions at an internal seminar held by the US Federal Trade Commission. Looking forward to it!
- Aug 2021 I presented two papers at USENIX Security 2021: one on consumer reactions to real-world data breaches affecting them, the other on the role of computer security customer support in helping survivors of intimate partner violence.
- May 2021 - I passed my dissertation proposal defense! One step closer toward graduation :)