I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Telecommunications (newly merged Media School)
at Indiana University.
My research interests converge at the intersection of new media, ethics, health communication, and medical sociology. I am particularly interested in the study of marginalized online communities and how their presence in digital media enables them to cope with social stigma and advocate for change. I examine these cases in a comparative design using quantitative and qualitative methods.
Previously, I was a lecturer at the Open University, a journalist at the Tel-Aviv Weekly and Nieuw Israëlietisch Weekblad, and a public relations manager at the Jaffa Institute.
I grew up in Israel, moved to the Netherlands and attended the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for my BA and MA degrees in Communication Science.