I am a PhD student in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I conduct interview and observation-based research to understand how and why people use digital technologies to improve health and wellbeing.

Prior to entering a PhD program, I was a research fellow at the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy at UC Berkeley, where I conducted a research project that investigated how neighborhood watch was enacted on the social network Nextdoor.com. I’ve also worked as a professional User Experience Designer in the SF Bay Area, after earning a Master’s of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Psychology from New York University.

Feel free to contact me with full-time UX research opportunities for summer 2018. I can be reached at rebecca [dot] jablonsky [at] gmail [dot] com