Research Contributions

"This report features a diverse range of 42 interviews and was developed with 100 collaborators from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. The report proposes a holistic, collective approach to improving social media that includes more voices and perspectives in the process. "

I contributed to the report as a volunteer at All Tech Is Human. I participated in weekly strategy meetings, provided different resources and content, and edited Liz Lee's section. The latter of these contributions was also part of my work with OnlineSOS of which Liz Lee is the Founder.

"Since its introduction in the late 1980s, DNA analysis has revolutionized the forensic sciences: it has helped to convict the guilty, exonerate the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of mass atrocities, and reunite families whose members have been separated by war and repressive regimes. Yet, many of the scientific, legal, societal, and ethical concepts that underpin forensic DNA analysis remain poorly understood, and their application often controversial."

The chapter I contributed to is about Pro-Busqueda, an organization in El Salvador working to reunite children disappeared during the 1980s civil war with their surviving family members.

"Protests erupted in cities across the country on May 30, the Saturday after George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis. As law enforcement officers moved to clear the streets, some fired what are called “less lethal” munitions. The Washington Post found that eight people lost vision in one eye after being struck by police projectiles, including lead pellets packed in cloth pouches that were fired from shotguns. They were among 12 people who were partially blinded by police during a week of national unrest."

While working at the Human Rights Investigations Lab I discovered and verified instances of police brutality, particularly that resulting in eye injuries, for the Washington Post. My research was used in an article as well as a video created by the Visual Investigations Team.