I am a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Information Studies. My current research is on how sociotechnical systems influence the decision making of social groups. I study this phenomenon in the context of the vaccine debate on social networks and digital communities. My other research focuses have covered a wide array of topics including, but not limited to, trust in automated systems, implicit stereotyping and bias, decision making in scientific controversies, and adolescent and young adult oncology survivorship.


A native of Los Angeles, I graduated cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a double B.A. in Psychology and Asian American Studies with a minor in Human Sexuality. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin under the advisement of Dr. Kenneth R. Fleischmann. In my free time (what's free time?), I collect hobbies. 


Over the years, I have worked in the following labs: