A photo of me

Photo of my PCT finish!

A photo of writing-in-progress

I am an ethnographer, researcher, writer, bicyclist, hiker (PCT 2013, AT 2008), Portland Thorns fan, sci-fi/fantasy reader, and novice ceramist. I also know how to write software, and I once had a job designing custom textiles and furniture. I live with my partner, Luke Olbrish, in Portland, Oregon by way of California, New Mexico, and Georgia.  » Bio « 

I work (remotely) for the Department of Information Science at CU Boulder. I have a PhD in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, an MS in Human-Computer Interaction from GA Tech, and a BS in Computer Science also from GA Tech.  » CV « 

As a researcher, I study how computing technologies – and stories about them – matter for social life and human experience. Recent projects include:

I have experience teaching at the college level at both UC Irvine and Georgia Tech.  » Teaching « 

I have also worked as a help desk clerk for the US Census, as a user support engineer at Microsoft, as a designer at Seret and Sons, as a field organizer for Clean Water Action, and as a cashier at Publix supermarkets.  » CV « 

I was the webmaster (and implemented a custom Wordpress theme) for the short-lived, but excellent online journal Method Quarterly and I also work on the website for my cousin’s beekeeper-direct honey business Old Blue Raw Honey.