I am a digital sociologist, an ethnographer, and a freelance researcher. I want to change the way we think about data, technology, and new media. Based in Ottawa, much of my work has focused on government, policy, and digital transformation. I am also interested in issues related to design, accessibility, and user experience. As a researcher, my biggest asset is my ability to incorporate digital tools. My graduate research looked at the experience of competitive video gaming. To conduct this research I used a mixed-method approach that included the use of digital ethnography, data mining, and textual analytics. After graduating I brought my digital research tools into the private sector. I worked with several consultancies to deliver actionable research to both government and private sector clients. My most recent project looked at how ‘disruptive technologies’ (like AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, IoT, machine learning, self-driving cars, and so on) could be used to help make Canada’s natural resource industries cleaner and more competitive. If you're interested in learning more about me, please get in touch.