I am a Software Engineering PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Scieince. I am advised by Laura Dabbish and Jim Herbsleb, and a proud member of the CoEx and STRUDEL teams. I do research at the intersection of Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction, on topics such as diversity and inclusion in open source communities, and tool choice in dev ops environments.

I earned my BS in June 2017 from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon where I studied Computer and Information Science. I wrote my Undergraduate Thesis on the programming practices of scientific research programmers, and was advised by Professor Stephen Fickas.

I was born in Tillamook, Oregon but grew up in Berlin, Germany and Singapore. Apart from my research interests, I enjoy painting, running and climbing.

I am always excited to meet new people and hear about new ideas and opportunities. Feel free to reach out!