I’m a PhD candidate advised by Michelle Mazurek in Security, Privacy, and People Lab (SP2) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

My research centers around the intersection of computer security and usability with a focus on the human factors affecting software developers and security professionals. I’m interested in understanding the processes and mental models of professionals who write security related code and perform security focused tasks. Specifically, I’d like to explore the hurdles and difficulties to secure development to provide scientifically-based recommendations for policy, education, and programming language and tool changes.

  • Secure Development
  • Security Professionals
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2023

    University of Maryland

  • MS in Computer Science, 2019

    University of Maryland

  • BS in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2017

    Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

Vulnerability Discovery for All: Experiences of Marginalization in Vulnerability Discovery
Benefits and Drawbacks of Adopting a Secure Programming Language: Rust as a Case Study
Understanding security mistakes developers make: Qualitative analysis from Build It, Break It, Fix It
Build It, Break It, Fix It: Contesting Secure Development
The Effect of Entertainment Media on Mental Models of Computer Security


Technical Program Committee

Organizing Committee

Poster Jury

External Reviewer

Sub-Review Service

Departmental Service


Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2018 – Present College Park, MD
May 2020 – Aug 2020 Washington D.C.
Sep 2017 – May 2020 Gaithersburg, MD
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 – May 2018 College Park, MD


If you are security professional and would like to participate in future research, please consider joining the MC2 Security Professional Research Panel.