Hi! My name is Caitlin.

Me sitting on a huge piece of driftwood in Michigan's Keweenaw peninsulaI am a researcher and a Jill of Many Trades, currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am particularly interested in how people interact with each other through technology, and in the communities that form as a result.

I got my Masters in Human Computer Interaction from the School of Information at the University of Michigan in 2013. For several years after, I worked as a user experience designer on a variety of web-related projects. Most recently, I worked at Deque Systems as a user experience designer and researcher.

What I really want to be when I grow up is a full-fledged researcher. As of Fall 2019, I am a PhD student at the School of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. My goal is to research how people interact with one another in video game communities. I’m particularly interested in how women fit into video game spaces.

Because I like video games! My favorites are the Civilization series, Katamari Damacy, Overwatch, and the Legend of Zelda series. I also spends lots of time reading, knitting, and doing puzzles of various kinds.

And I have two extremely photogenic cats.