Catherine Dumas has just completed her MS in Information Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, College of Computing and Information. She will begin her doctoral studies in Informatics there this fall. She holds a BA in English from the College of Saint Rose, Albany (NY). Her research interests include user-centered interactive information retrieval, HCI, information-seeking behavior, usability testing and social media information retrieval. As a research assistant to Dr. Xiaojun Yuan, SUNY Albany, she is currently working on the “Speak To Me” project, designing a spoken language interface to information systems to investigate the effectiveness of a spoken language and gesture input interface to digital libraries and similar information systems. Her forthcoming publications include an encyclopedia entry on cyber behaviors of seeking information, co-authored with Dr. Xiaojun Yuan, in Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior, and a journal article "Evaluation of an Education Department Portal Using Human-Computer Interaction Methodologies: A Case Study" co-written with Dr. Xiaojun Yuan, Huahai Yang, and Kathleen Moorhead.