I’m a Young Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI on the Semantic Scholar team. My research is in natural language processing and cultural analytics. I’m interested in using computational methods to study stories, healthcare, and online communities and in measuring the reliability of NLP tools when used for social datasets and human research questions.

I earned my PhD in Information Science from Cornell University, where I was advised by David Mimno. I have a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington and have worked as a research intern at places like Microsoft Research FATE, Twitter Cortex, Facebook Core Data Science, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. I’ve been recognized as a “Rising Star” in both computer science and data science.

My past work has examined how postpartum people share and frame their birth experiences, how online book reviewers use and write about genres, and why word vector similarities require additional stability tests when used to measure biases.


July 2023 Presenting our demo for Riveter at ACL in Toronto
June 2023 Co-organizing a tutorial at FAccT in Chicago
April 2023 Invited to speak and run an interactive session at the AAMC Maternal Health Equity Workshop
April 2023 Invited to speak at the Computational Formalism Workshop at Dartmouth
April 2023 Attending the Narrative Medicine Workshop at Columbia
Jan 2023 Teaching NLP for Cultural Analytics at UW Linguistics
Oct 2022 Presenting a poster at Text as Data (TADA) in NYC
Sept 2022 Invited to speak at the McGill Narrative & Society Conference in Montreal
Sept 2022 Speaking virtually at the Monash-Warwick-Zurich Text-as-Data Workshop
July 2022 Invited to speak at the Workshop on Narrative Understanding at NAACL 2022
Jun 2022 Visiting ETH Zurich as a Summer Fellow with Elliott Ash's group

Teaching, outreach, and resources

I taught NLP for Cultural Analytics for the Linguistics departement at the University of Washington in Winter 2023.

I’m one of the lead organizers for AI for Humanists, a series of tutorials and workshops that guide interdisciplinary researchers in using large language models. In addition to our independent tutorials, I’ve led or co-led sessions at ICWSM, Bell Labs, and the popular NLP+CSS 201 tutorial series. I’ve also taught similar public-facing courses for the Hertie School in Berlin and the Brown Institute at Columbia.

I’m a builder and maintainer for some cultural analytics tools:


Other things