creative and analytic
I'm a research consultant. I help people - often scientists - do research around human behavior and social systems. I'm a social scientist who can work with both numbers and words.
I speak on varied topics from women in technology, measuring difficult concepts, ethnographic skills and more. I collaborate on offering amazing workshops with the Alveare Collective.
I am the founder of the Athenas, an online peer support network for female identified post academics.
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 was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy. I have taught at Bucknell University, the University of Arizona and Jesuit Worldwide Learning through Regis University. I led the inaugural Bucknell in D.C. program on Energy and the Environment and was a founding member of the interdisciplinary 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 most recently with the Portland Story Theater. I write creative nonfiction, essays and poetry. 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 served as a poetry editor for VoiceCatchers.
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.