Andy is a PhD student in the Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is originally from the Pacific Northwest and completed his BA with a double major with honors in Media Studies and English & World Literature from Pitzer College. In Spring 2020, he completed his master's thesis on the sociocultural implications of push notifications. Andy's recent research focuses on how push notifications and other designed technology fundamentally erode the barriers between daily life and surveillance. Additional research interests include digital media studies, cultural studies more broadly, and anything to do with the intimate collision between everyday life and information technology.