As the research manager for the Creation team I oversee research about how people create content and share it with friends and family through Facebook. I received my BA and MSc degrees from Stanford University where I studied applied anthropology – my emphasis was on ecotourism and sustainable development, and I spent several field seasons in the Peruvian Amazon studying tour group composition and its impact on the wildlife viewing experience. In 2013 I transitioned to the education technology space as a user researcher for digital products. Immediately prior to joining Facebook I spent several years building the UX research team at Udemy, an online teaching and learning platform. When not at work I’m an avid crafter, cook, baker and traveler.

Interests

Community dynamics, creativity, organizational psychology, democratized education, ecotourism and sustainable development