Welcome! I'm a qualitative researcher studying algorithms, networked rhetorics, and sociopolitical change.

Research & Teaching:

I completed my PhD in Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State in 2018, my MA at Penn State in 2014, and my BA at Ripon College in 2012. My primary research is concerned with algorithms, publics, and social justice. I'm also interested in tech policy, online identity, video games, and just about everything "digital." In the classroom, I've taught public speaking, group communication, persuasion and propaganda, and argumentation. I've also coached Penn State's Speech & Debate Society since 2013.

Personal Background:

I've lived in a number of places, including Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. I've spent seven years in State College, where I enjoy the hiking, breweries, and locally-sourced food. I'm a tech early adopter, sci-fi geek, pun aficionado, gamer, and animal lover (I live with two dogs and my rat Merry).