Digital


About Me

With universities and cultural institutions, I build innovative digital projects to engage audiences with objects, stories, and ideas. My philosophy for collaborating on digital projects comes from Allison Parrish's "Hacker Questions".

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

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
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.

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,
“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

Projects

Digital Projects
Scribes of the Cairo GenizaProject Manager. 2019-Present.

Scribes of the Cairo Geniza aims to sort and transcribe Cairo Geniza fragments using new technological approaches in partnership with a community of citizen humanists using the Zooniverse platform.

Mapping ViolenceResearcher & Collaborator. 2017-2018.

Mapping Violence recovers lost and obscured cases of racial violence in Texas from 1900 to 1930, a period of now largely forgotten bloodshed. Making these histories public is a crucial step towards reckoning with the long legacies of violence.

Visualizing the Crystal PalacePI with Steven Lubar, Steffani Gomez, Brian Croxall, Patrick Rashleigh. 2017–18.

Geographic visualizations in Tableau, Google Maps, and D3 to discuss historical significance of museum catalogs, supplemented by two co-authored Medium posts with Steven Lubar. Data hosted on GitHub.

Membership & Service

Service
Programming and Scholarship Committee Member, ACH 2019 • Association for Computers and the Humanities. 2018–19.
Board Member • Somerset Cultural Council. 2016-2018.
Membership
Member • Museum Computer Network. 2019-Present.
Member • Association for Computers and the Humanities. 2018-Present.
Member • Fembot Collective. 2017-Present.
Member • National Council for Public History. 2016-Present.

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