CV


About Me

I am a digital scholar, a public humanities practitioner, and public historian. I’m currently the Judaica Digital Humanities Project Coordinator for Penn Libraries and assist with Contingent Magazine.

Education

2018
Brown University
MA, Public Humanities •
2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, History; BA, Digital Humanities • magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University Employment

2019–Present
Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator
Penn Libraries.

Mangaging the research and development of Judaica Digital Humanities at Penn, I deepen public and scholarly engagement with Penn's Judiaca materials.

2018–2019
Researcher and Collaborator, Mapping Violence
Brown University, Department of American Studies.

As a Researcher and Collaborator on the team, I completed four new entries for the database, built a prototype map in Carto of the first phase of research, and built the foundation for a digital exhibit on the Porvenir Massacre. As the lead digital specialist, I also coordinated with student developers and system administrators to maintain and operate the existing database, and provided strategic direction on the layout, interface, and content for project website. All the code for the draft of the digital exhibit can be found on the GitHub repository.

2017
Teaching Assistant
Brown University, School of Professional Studies.

Introduced students to critical reading & literary theory in online English course Fantastic Places and Unhuman Humans

2016-2017
Digital Projects Assistant
Brown University, Department of American Studies.

Explored museum history and catalog history by designing two digital projects using Tiki-Toki, Google Sheets, and Tableau Public visualizations

2013–2016
Research Intern
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of History.

Researched Pacific Islander and Jewish communities' involvement in the whaling industry for NPS report

2014
Academic Intern
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of History.

Researched Latinx gay rights events for the “LGBT Rights in the Americas” Timeline Project

Public Humanities Employment

2019–Present
Site Designer
Contingent Magazine.

Developed Contingent Magazine Theme for Wordpress and coordinated social media roll-out for launch of Contingent Magazine

2018
Exhibition Researcher
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center.

I volunteered at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center on an upcoming exhibition exploring the evolution of wheelhouse technology and vessel design in the fishing industry from 1900-present, and the impact of these changes on fishermen, their families, and their communities. I researched the Center’s extensive oral history collection to find references to uses and changes in wheelhouse technology, providing a foundation for initial exhibition research. I also selected key segments oral history segments and clipped/converted them for use in digital exhibits and audio stations throughout the Center.

2018
Humanities Scholar
New Bedford Ballet Foundation.

Served as Humanities Scholar on Mass Humanities-funded initiative with New Bedford Ballet to introduce fifth grade students to local history story of exploration, travel, and cultural exchange in 19th-century Massachusetts. Read coverage of the ballet performance and program at {{http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20180323/from-japan-to-southcoast-enduring-bond |SouthCoast Today}}

2018
Digital Humanities Fellow
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

As the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, I consider how technology could amplify narratives about the Kennedy family, the Senator’s work in the Senate, and current issues in the US government. In addition to planning out future experiences in VR, AR, and digital exhibit content, I develped two iPad applications and one digital projection/web display regarding the 2018 U.S. Senate elections.

2016
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Evaluation Assistant.

Led evaluation case studies of institutional use of Smithsonian Learning Lab, a digital collections platform that allows users to discover Smithsonian Institution digital resources, and use them to create and share collections tailored to their needs and that of their target audiences. I conducted and transcribed interviews; developed data collection questionnaires, consent forms, and rubrics; and drafted summaries of case study data for internal and public consumption.

2016–2018
Volunteer
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Shared stories of New Bedford's community and whaling industry by providing the public with information about the park through formal and informal interpretation

2016
Collections and Curation Management Intern
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Processed clothing and archival collections

2015
Visitor Services Intern
Rhode Island Historical Society.

Engaged visitors with 18th-19th-century social history of Providence, RI, by developing curriculum packets and leading tours

2014
Archival Intern
New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Updated identification of archival collections by creating and coding six manuscript collection inventories and finding aids

In Public

Conference Talks
“Digital Public Humanities for Historians”
Nov. 2018 • American Studies Association • Atlanta, Georgia,
“#Resistance: Rogue Government Twitter and Digital Political Activism”
Oct. 2017 • Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts • Baltimore, Maryland,
“Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story”
May 2018 • UMass Graduate History Association • Amherst, Massachusetts,
“Charity as Coercion: The Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society, 1833-1880”
April 2016 • University of Massachusetts Amherst • Amherst, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference
Roundtables & Panels
“Cultivating Community with the Cairo Geniza”
Nov. 2019 • Museum Computer Network • San Diego, California, Lightning Talk, MCN 2019
“Mapping Segregated Histories: Digital Research and Visualizations for the Public”
Nov. 2018 • American Studies Association • Atlanta, Georgia, Roundtable, ASA2018
“Cataloging History: Revisualizing the 1853 New York Crystal Palace”
June 2018 • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations • Mexico City, Mexico, Poster, DH2018
“Public Humanities: Mapping Violence”
May 2018 • Brown University, Department of American Studies • Providence, Rhode Island, Poster, Brown University American Studies Graduate Student Conference
“Mapping Violence”
January 2018 • Northeastern University School of Law • Boston, Massachusetts, Workshop Presentation, The Digital Red Record: The Promises and Perils of Digitally Documenting Historic Racial Violence
“Building a Feminist Future: On (Digital) Pedagogical Praxis”
November 2017 • HASTAC • Orlando, Florida, Panel, HASTAC 2017
“Meeting in the Middle: Community Engagement in a Digital World”
April 2017 • National Council for Public History • Indianapolis, Indiana, Working Group, NCPH 2017

Awards + Grants

MCN Scholar
For Museum Computer Network Annual Conference 2019
Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) Graduate Student Scholarship
For attendance at the HILT Institute at University of Pennsylvania 2017
New England Museums Association Professional Development Award
For attendance at the NEMA 2016 conference 2016
HASTAC Scholars Fellow
The HASTAC Scholars program is a collective of graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences. 2016-2018

Workshops Led

Projects

Digital Projects
“Scribes of the Cairo Geniza”
Project Manager. 2019-Present.
“Mapping Violence”
Researcher & Collaborator. 2017-2018.
“Visualizing the Crystal Palace”
PI with Steven Lubar, Steffani Gomez, Brian Croxall, Patrick Rashleigh. 2017–18.
“Inside the Lost Museum”
PI with Steven Lubar. 2016.

Membership & Service

Membership
MemberMuseum Computer Network. 2019-Present.
MemberAssociation for Computers and the Humanities. 2018-Present.
MemberFembot Collective. 2017-Present.
MemberNational Council for Public History. 2016-Present.
Service
Programming and Scholarship Committee Member, ACH 2019Association for Computers and the Humanities. 2018–19.
Board MemberSomerset Cultural Council. 2016-2018.

Skills

LanguagesSpanish (conversational)
Computer-Adjacent LanguagesHTML, CSS, Jekyll + Liquid templating (reading), Python (reading), Swift (reading)
Social MediaTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, HootSuite, TweetDeck
Jack of All TradesTableau Public, Garageband, iMovie, Audacity, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, Drupal, Wikia
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