I am a researcher with over four years of experience leading UX projects in the technology industry, currently finishing a PhD in Science and Technology Studies while living in Berkeley, California. I am a 2019 fellow at the Center for Technology, Society, & Policy at UC Berkeley, and a Contributing Editor to the CASTAC blog.
My dissertation research ethnographically explores the cultural significance of popular meditation apps such as Headspace, Calm, and Insight Timer, analyzing how these tools impact cultural norms for mental health in the digital age.
I am comfortable planning and executing complex research projects independently—as well as collaborating with others and teaching research best-practices to teams who are new to UX. I am particularly passionate about ensuring that research, as well as technology design and development more broadly, have a positive social impact.
Contact: rebecca [dot] jablonsky [at] gmail [dot] com