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:
Flight Deck and Display Research Laboratory in the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames under Dr. Walter Johnson as a sponsored member of Human Automation and Teaming Solutions (HATS) under Dr. Nhut Ho
Stereotype and Intergroup Prejudice Laboratory under Dr. Debbie Ma
Systems Engineering and Research Laboratory under Dr. Nhut Ho