creative and analytic
I'm a research consultant and social scientist. I help technologists, designers and scientists work with and find human-centered data.
I give talks and run workshops on topics like women in technology, risk taking, measuring fuzzy concepts and how to develop ethnographic skills. I collaborate to offer workshops with the Alveare Collective.
I am the founder of the Athenas, an online network for female identified folks who have left or are considering leaving academia.
I spent a year doing research as an embedded ethnographer at the U.S. Green Building Council while they created the LEED v4 Green Building Standard. I wanted to understand how a mission-driven organization changed the market with a voluntary standard.
I have taught courses at Portland State University, Bucknell University, the University of Arizona and Jesuit Worldwide Learning through Regis University. I was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy. I led the inaugural Bucknell in D.C. program on Energy and the Environment and was a founding member of the Sustainability Working Group.
I have a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona.
I'm a storyteller and a writer. I've told stories on stage with the Portland Story Theater and Mystery Box. My literary writing has been published in Narratively, The Dandelion Review, VoiceCatchers and Stoneboat Literary Journal where I was honored to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
I live in Portland, Oregon and in my free time I enjoy knitting, hiking and travel. I am a board member of the Enthusiasm Collective, a co-working space of creative and socially minded people. I volunteer with The Dougy Center for grieving children and families. I hold the rank of shodan (first degree black belt) in Aikido, a Japanese martial art.