Hi there! I’m Miranda (she/her).
I’m a PhD student at the University of Washington; Franzi Roesner and Yoshi Kohno are my co-advisors. My research focuses on the usability of computer security and privacy. I’m especially interested in how average users imagine, interact with, and are influenced by technology. Generally, I love asking people about what they love, what they hate, and anything else they feel strongly about.
Prior to starting my PhD, I worked with Blase Ur at the University of Chicago.
I was born and raised in Chicago (unless you’re from the city, in which case I was born and raised in the suburbs). I studied political science and computer science during my undergraduate degree, and graduated in June 2017.
I now live in Seattle where I spend lots of time hiding from the rain with my two cats.
I’m available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and am somewhat active on Twitter.