Hello, and welcome!
My best work is based in deep commitments to digital access and user empowerment, collaborative learning through media and culture, and designing outside of the box.
I like to engage in projects that generate original ideas and big actions by shifting the way we experience the world. Across research fellowships, teaching engagements, internships, and digital media projects, I’ve found that the most exciting content is produced when the creative is critical and deep attention is paid to forming progressive analysis, reaching a diverse audience, understanding lived experiences, and building through problem solving and iteration.
My dissertation explores how black women musicians co-produced early music and recording technologies, inspiring a corpus of literary and media responses. I am also at work on developing a podcast series investigating the history and culture of my childhood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, for which I was named a finalist at the 2018 Werk It Women’s Podcast Festival Pitch Accelerator.
I specialize in digital research and writing, editing, web and audio content strategy, project management, and team management. Performing arts, literature, and creative digital media energize me and help me imagine new futures.
“All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change.” — Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower