About Me

Hello! I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington Information School. I engage local government and community stakeholders in technology policy research, with a focus on data governance for data-intensive systems:

  • My dissertation work, “Access, Accountability, and Ownership: The Implications of Outsourcing Smart Cities Data Programs” analyzes the implications of public sector use of proprietary vendor systems for data sharing and oversight.
  • We crafted a university based data repository for protected access to proprietary data for researchers.
  • Our research in on the City of Seattle’s data practices produced 7 recommendations that helped to shape its Privacy Program.
  • The policy implications of our research on the 2017 Seattle Surveillance Ordinance will result in a Summer 2019 initiative called the Algorithmic Equity Toolkit.

My background is in ethnographic research of emerging technology policy and use in both domestic and international settings. Previously, I interned in Bangalore with the Technology for Emerging Markets Group in Microsoft Research India, and at the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy.