I am a PhD student 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. I am also a research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project, working with locally driven initiatives in Ghana that aim 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.
This website includes information about my research, teaching, and professional experience, and more. For more information or a current curriculum vitae, please feel free to contact me.