Updated Photo.jpgWelcome! I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. My research interests include online trust and social media, youth and information seeking behaviors, and diversity and social inclusion within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.

My dissertation examines how youth assess credibility and information quality and perceive trustworthiness of health information within social media. I'm particularly interested in the relationship between the intersection of multiple identity characteristics (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, and socioeconomic status) and how young people assess trust.

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