I’m a PhD student in the Center for Constructive Communication at the MIT Media Lab, advised by Deb Roy. On the technical side, I’m interested in NLP and deep learning, and especially ways to endow NLP models with greater social awareness. On the applied side, I’m interested in the large-scale forms of cooperation and social organization that emerge on the Internet, such as social and broadcast media ecosystems, and how we can leverage NLP to understand them.

Before coming to MIT, I spent six years working in data science roles for Democratic political groups, including the DNC, the 2012 Obama campaign and the 2016 Clinton campaign. I worked on a broad range of activities: machine-learning models of donor and voter behavior, surveys and polling, data infra engineering, and many, many randomized experiments.