I am, among other things, a PhD candidate in the Informatics department at the University of California, Irvine, and a LUCI member, working with Paul Dourish. I also have an MA in Computer Science as well as BA's in Computer Science and Philosophy, all from Boston University. I'm interested urban computing, particularly in the design of technologies which can forge new types of connections between people and transform or reinforce old ones. My dissertation research centers around how an examination of mobility in urban spaces, specifically the London Underground and the Orange County Transit systems, might help to inform these designs.