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creative and analytic

I'm a research consultant and social scientist. I help people - often scientists - do research around human behavior and social systems. I'm particularly fascinated by the interplay between qualitative and quantitative data.  

I speak on varied topics from women in technology, measuring difficult concepts, being a bridging tie, ethnographic skills and more. I collaborate to help offer incredible workshops for women with the Alveare Collective

I am the founder of the Athenas, an online peer support network for female identified post academics. Check out the website if you are interested in joining. 

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 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. 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.