Priscilla Hopper is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Information Science in CMCI. Advised by Prof. Jason Zietz, her research focuses on behavior and identity manipulation through the use of psychographic data on social media.
She has a BS in information science with minors in philosophy and creative technology and design. Investigating ethics in information and data has been Priscilla’s paramount passion throughout both degrees.
Priscilla founded a data start-up company in 2020 called Notice. Notice has since won three campus-wide entrepreneurial awards and was accepted into the first cohort of a new Boulder accelerator called Antler. Notice was inspired by the education she received in her BS and the want to make data more accessible, digestible and exciting.
In addition to her education, Priscilla is a highly involved student on campus. She is the recipient of the campus-wide Student Integrity Award and the Female Founders Award. She was the Charter President of The Women’s Network CU Boulder chapter, a team lead for the Innovation Action Team, a seat-holder on the Senior Class Council, and a TA/Grader for Prof. Stephen Voida’s graduate-level course, Personal Health Informatics. Priscilla has hosted over twenty events on campus and curated and moderated the largest networking event in the city of Boulder in 2021.
Outside of academics, Priscilla has been playing guitar for 14 years and has an American Bully named Metro Boomin.