I love to be outdoors skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, and cycling. As an undergraduate at Reed College, I helped organize the Reed Skatepark Adventure Club and taught a skateboarding PE class. At Cornell, I also helped organize a skateboarding club, which has grown quickly in the last few years. In summer 2019, I volunteered with SkatePal in Palestine as a skateboard instructor.
I try to be an engaged community member. In this op-ed for the Cornell Daily Sun, I argued that it was wrong for a Cornell professor to publish compromising images of women without their consent in his art book on fraternity life. The op-ed was quoted by Inside Higher Ed. Other community work includes organizing with Ithaca DSA, with a focus on environmental issues.
I am now working on an op-ed that will address the growing need for privacy laws concerning the use and misuse of data by analytics companies. Analytics companies combine data about individuals with anonymized data and, using machine learning, derive additional information about the individual. I argue that this is a form of knowledge and violates the individual’s privacy, even if the company acted legally.