I am a qualitative researcher and trained software engineer who excels at leading and managing research projects in distributed collaborative settings. My work spans the fields of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Science & Technology Studies (STS), Information Science, and Software Studies. I investigate the work of expert practitioners, including scientists and software engineers, as they create and use ecosystems/infrastructures of software and data. I have studied the work of climate scientists, oceanographers, microbiologists, and physicists/astronomers. I support the design of practices, products, and policies by using interviews, surveys, observations, and artifact analyses to investigate collaborative work.


I am currently seeking a position that enables me to use my qualitative research skills to investigate diverse groups of stakeholders to contribute to design and engineering teams.


I received a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, with a minor in Economics, degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2010. I completed my PhD in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in August 2016. I have had the privilege of being advised by Dr. Charlotte P. Lee in the Computer Supported Collaboration Laboratory where I am currently the lab manager and a post-doctoral researcher.


My dissertation is titled Software and Space: Investigating How a Cosmology Research Group Enacts Infrastructure by Producing Software. In this qualitative, episodic study I examine the cooperative research work of an observational cosmology research group at the University of Washington, Seattle WA. See my dissertation page for more information.


I may be reached for research inquiries at: pained – at – uw – dot – edu