Jennifer Pierre

Jennifer Pierre is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, focusing in computer-mediated communication and social informatics. Her work examines how people use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to form and maintain communities. She uses ethnographic and mixed methods to identify how youth use social media for social support, and how various groups use data for communal participation. Within EDGI, Jennifer channeled her interest in climate data use for scientific and activist community building to contribute to “Pursuing a Toxic Agenda” the second part of the 100 Days and Counting report and a UCLA DataRescue event.