Ashley stands on a train platform, not looking at the camera

I'm a PhD student in the Media, Technology, and Society program out of the School of Communication at Northwestern University.  My work looks at the way technology impacts group collaboration and collective action, privacy concerns and behaviors, and sociotechnical ecosystems.

At Northwestern, I work with Madhu Reddy in the Center for Communication and Health. Our current project looks at the factors that influence changes in communication technology infrastructures in hospital environments.

Previously, I worked with Eszter Hargittai at the Web Use Project. Projects included looking at how people develop the social and technical skills to protect their privacy online, correlations between privacy concerns and sharing behavior online, and the impact of privacy concerns on Internet adoption patterns.

I have my Master of Science in Information from University of Michigan's School of Information. During my time there, I worked with John King and Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck. I also spent time on various extracurricular activities, such as co-organizing Ann Arbor Data Dive and working on projects out of the LED Lab.  Before I left, I wrote a thesis applying theories from urban planning to understand the lifecycle of online platforms.

In my spare time, I serve as Senior Project Manager for FemTechNet, try to teach myself how to ice skate, and cook. A lot.