I am an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia School of Engineering. As a teacher and researcher in the field of science, technology, and society (STS), I challenge my students to address difficult ethical scenarios in the professional world of engineering, building valuable skills for their future careers. STS is a growing field that draws on the full range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities to examine the ways that science and technology shape, and are shaped by, our society, politics, and culture. In my work, I identify and communicate the relationship between science and the public, with a particular focus on socio-technical relationships.

I received my BA in Humanities, Science, and the Environment with a minor in Vocal Performance in 2012, an MS in Science and Technology Studies in 2014, and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies in 2016, all from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). My research interests include engineering pedagogy, artificial intelligence, bioethics, public participation in environmental policymaking, energy efficiency, climate change, negotiating the environmental-consumer nexus, and analyzing American consumer culture.

Please visit my LinkedIn profile for more information, or feel free to reach out at web5g@virginia.edu.

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