• "Why Women Don't Like Social VR" PDX Women in Technology, 2017

  • “Social Science Insights for Startups” Innovate and Advocate” A PDX Startup Week Summit, 2017

  • "Ethnography for Everyone" Bend Design, 2016

  • “The Practice of Measuring,” Measuring the Impact of Workshops, Software Sustainability Institute, Oxford e-Research Centre, 2016

Seminars and Workshops

Collaborating with the Alveare Collective on the Failing Fast for Females Workshop in November. I’ve also taught workshops on data collection and analysis, research, interviewing skills and dealing with social bias.


University Teaching

I’ve taught courses in sociology, environmental policy, field research methods and the theory and research on nonprofit organizations to college students.

I have also given campus talks at Portland State University, Carroll College, Susquehanna University, George Mason University, Gettysburg College and Bucknell University.

I enjoy working with a range of students from introductory to advanced seminars and students who have had every advantage to students in refugee camps.



My twinkly-eyed grandfather instilled a love of storytelling. I've performed at Portland Story Theater, Stories on Tap, Perfect Liars Club and Nerd Nite DC. 


Podcast Guest

Flash Forward - "Our Father Who Art in Algorithm" (2017)

Flash Forward - "Deceptible Me" (2017)

Portland Story Theater - Urban Tellers Podcast - "Secret Selfies" (2017)


Photo Credits: WOC in tech Chat - 171, David Fulmer - University Library Card Catalog, Ernest Duffoo - Microphone, Stories on tap - JL Hagenbush, (video) Portland Story Theater