I am an Information Scientist at RAND Corporation. My research is largely on digital privacy, and how we make decisions to share information. My research relies on an understanding of computer science, human-coputer interaction, and public policy. My PhD thesis work included understanding the risks of smartphone data sharing, and developing better tools and policies for smartphone users and app developers.

Student Parents and Family Leave

I was an accidental advocate for family leave and student parents at Carnegie Mellon. Here, I include some resources here that I have created or gathered as part of this work.

I am proud that Carnegie Mellon University did enact a paid maternity leave for graduate students in 2015. I do wish that it included all parents and all families, and I hope future students and faculty will advocate for that change.


I previously lived in Togo and Ghana, working and teaching ICT.