I am a recent graduate from Clark University and incoming PhD student at University of Minnesota. I'll be advised by Loren Terveen and Stevie Chancellor at GroupLens.

I am broadly interested in the intersection of social psychology and social computing. Specifically, I'm driven to use mixed methods to understand online communities and how they can be leveraged for connection, wellbeing, and identity formation.

During my undegrad, I worked with Dr. Shuo Niu in the VIDEO lab. I examined video-sharing as it relates to social participation and mental and emotional wellbeing, using primarily quantitative methods (here's an article which features our work!). My honors thesis was a review on video-sharing in HCI literature and, most recently, I've been working on the paper. At UMN, I want to apply mixed methodologies to study social media data, while prioritizing the online experiences of marginalized communities.


publications

Close-up and Whispering: An Understanding of Multimodal and Parasocial Interactions in YouTube ASMR Videos (poster paper)

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has become a popular genre on YouTube, attracting millions of viewers every day. A continuation and completion of the work described in our CSCW paper, this work further analyzes 2,663 ASMR videos and their comments and discusses the implications of ASMR in design. (presented at CHI'22) [paper]

Investigating Multimodal Interactions and Parasocial Attractiveness in YouTube ASMR Videos (poster paper)

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has become a popular genre on YouTube, attracting millions of viewers every day. This ongoing work explores and presents a typology of the multimodalities and parasocial interactions of ASMR videos. I presented this poster paper at CSCW'21 as my first first-author paper! [paper]

#StayHome #WithMe: How Do YouTubers Create Videos for COVID-19 Loneliness? (conference paper)

This project was born from a curiosity about the way that content creators were using YouTube to connect with viewers during the pandemic. Specifically: What kinds of videos emerged during the world-wide quarantine in 2020, and how did these videos impact the loneliness and overall wellbeing of viewers? I presented this paper at CHI'21 with Dr. Shuo Niu. [paper] [video]


more about me 🌱

If you know me, you probably know that I'm a self-identified plant mom. My favorite genus at the moment is philedendron.


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