I investigate how technology influences access to work and employment. My current research areas include working with under-resourced small businesses, gig workers, and job seekers. In these areas, I build partnerships with local organizations to co-develop and test new models of work and resource sharing, question the role of technology in socio-economic mobility, and develop platforms to enhance professional relationship development (see https://lettersmith.io/about).
Broadly, I am interested in computer-supported career development, job training in the future of work, and community development. I'm always looking for new collaborations and am currently recruiting PhD students.
Areas of Interest
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW); Future of work; Gig work; Equity
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University; BS in Physics, MIT