I am a mixed methods UX researcher on protect and care, which aims to help people feel secure and cared for on Facebook. Within that scope, I work on issues of account security, compromise, and perceived safety. These efforts are reflected in my academic research, which centers around hacking behaviors and on- and offline security sentiment. Findings from my doctoral dissertation suggest that feelings of threat generalize from digital domains into the physical, offline world, as well as the opposite: feelings of physical threat inform how safe you feel online.
At Facebook, I work with a cross-functional team to improve the broader security experience on Facebook.
For funsies, I use a game theoretic approach to study the persuasion tactics that leading hacktivist groups (e.g., Anonymous, Lulzsec) employ to recruit followers in the name of legal, ethical, and moral objectives.