I am a PhD student in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I am conducting an ethnographic study of the use of mindfulness technologies to combat stress, information overload, depression, and anxiety in contemporary American life.

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 questions or opportunities. I can be reached at rebecca [dot] jablonsky [at] gmail [dot] com