About me

I am a PhD student in Sociology and Mellon Cluster Fellow in Science StudiesĀ at Northwestern University. My research focuses on the role of law in mediating public participation in biomedical research. I have conducted two case studies:

  • My recent paper in Social Studies of Science explores how HIV/AIDS activists invoke federal research policy and anti-trust law to reform clinical research. I apply these insights to policy questions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a blog post for NULR Of Note.
  • My ongoing project focuses on a community of people with type-1 diabetes who have engineered an open-source “artificial pancreas.” I am interested in how the community innovates without the protections of intellectual property law and regulatory oversight.

Previously, I received a bachelor’s degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University’s Department of Science & Technology Studies.