Samantha McDonald

I am a first-year PhD student at the University of California, Irvine's Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. My research lies at the intersections of information communication technologies, sustainability, and political communication. I work under the advisement of Dr. Bonnie Nardi and Dr. Bill Tomlinson.

This summer I will be working as an intern at the Congressional Management Foundation, to investigate how technology affects the communication channels between citizens and policymakers.

I earned my B.S. in Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As an undergraduate, I worked with Dr. Amy Hurst and her graduate students Dr. Michele Williams and Erin Buehler in the Prototyping and Design (PAD) Lab. My research focused on assistive technology and human-computer interaction, with a specific focus on 3D-printing assistive technology.

We will never have a perfect world, but it's not romantic or naive to work toward a better one.

Steven Pinker
My website is perpetually under demolition and re-construction.