Estelle Smith is a Ph.D. student in GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota (UMN). Her research currently explores two different areas in Human-Computer Interaction: (1) how users engage with online health communities to get the help they need while navigating difficult health journeys, and (2) design opportunities for future media tools that can help researchers and media professionals to accurately report on science for the general public. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Estelle earned a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) from UMN, worked at San Francisco start-ups for three years, and then returned to UMN for a B.S. in Neuroscience. She has worked as a professional freelance Science Writer and Photographer for over three years and loves to help scientists tell their stories. Get in touch at smit3694 [at] umn [dot] edu.
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