I am a PhD candidate in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. My emphasis is in organizing, new media, and social change, with particular interests in gender and participatory methodologies. My research is focused on the processes and implications of creating spaces for participation in organizing for social change in online and offline contexts. My dissertation is a participatory action research project examining the potentials and limitations of digital space for transnational feminist organizing. I am also a research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project, (PPP), a locally driven peacebuilding initiative in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and El Salvador that aims to reduce the likelihood of political violence.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Whitworth University, and my master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. I have also completed a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Purdue University. I have a background in journalism, having spent time as a reporter and a managing editor of several weekly newspapers in Idaho and Montana.
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