I am a UX researcher for Instagram in Menlo Park, California. Prior to joining Facebook, I received my PhD from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education and the Berkeley Center for New Media. My research focused on digital literacies and social networking in informal and formal classroom spaces. In 2012 I was awarded the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship to continue work in online education digital literacies. Prior to commencing my studies at UC Berkeley, I worked as a producer for film and television in the US and UK.