Welcome to my page. I am a recent Ph.D. graduate from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (iSchool). Prior to joining Syracuse, I attended the University of Illinois where I earned a master's degree in Library and Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
At the iSchool, I collaborate with several faculty members on research projects in crowdsourcing, citizen science, and privacy. My primary affiliation is with the citizen science research group led by Carsten Østerlund and Kevin Crowston. Our group investigates participant motivation and learning in online citizen science communities. You can view the group's research here: Citizen Science at SU. I have also worked closely with the (SALT) Social Computing Systems Lab at the iSchool on a human library project (Yun Huang) and a mobile privacy project (Yang Wang). You can view some of the output of that research here: Research.
My dissertation investigates the emergence of crowdsourcing platforms and how the data generated from these systems is used by practicing scientist. I am advised by Kevin Crowston.