Adriana Alvarado is a third-year Ph.D. student at Georgia Institute of Technology. Using a mix-methods approach, she designs contextualized technologies that support social media data migration from online to offline context to account for data gaps, and advocate for human rights in the context of Latin America.
Alex A. Ahmed is a sixth-year PhD Candidate in Personal Health Informatics at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on community-based design and critically examining existing design practices and artifacts.
Bryan Dosono is an Experience Researcher at Airbnb. His dissertation research uncovered ways in which Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders negotiate collective action in the context of their online identity work. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University.
Ihudiya Finda Ogbonnaya-Ogburu is a third year PhD student at the School of Information University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the digital literacy development of individuals in a resource-constrained context.
Yolanda A. Rankin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at Florida State University. She conducts research that utilizes intersectionality as a critical framework for understanding people's lived experiences and designing technology for marginalized populations.
Angela D. R. Smith is a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University in the Technology & Social Behavior program. She uses qualitative approaches to investigate how homeless youth characterize and operationalize technology while carrying out specific practices of the organization.
Alexandra To is a Ph.D. Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She incorporates a racial justice and critical race frame in her research work. Her thesis focuses on empowering people in marginalized positions and includes work on coping after racist experiences.
Kentaro Toyama is W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information. He conducts research on ways in which digital technologies can and cannot support socio-economic development in resource-constrained communities.