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".
Scribes of the Cairo Geniza • Project 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.
Contingent Magazine • Site Designer. 2018-Present.
At Contingent Magazine, we believe that history is for everyone, that every kind of history is worthwhile, and that historians should be paid for their work
Mapping Violence • Researcher & 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 Palace • PI 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
Languages • Spanish (conversational)
Computer-Adjacent Languages • HTML, CSS, Jekyll + Liquid templating (reading), Python (reading), Swift (reading)
Social Media • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, HootSuite, TweetDeck
Jack of All Trades • Tableau Public, Garageband, iMovie, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator Penn Libraries. Managing the research and development of various projects associated with Judaica Digital Humanities at Penn Libraries, I deepen public and scholarly engagement with Penn's Judiaca materials
Researcher and Collaborator, Mapping Violence Brown University, Department of American Studies. As a Researcher and Collaborator on the team, I 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
Teaching Assistant Brown University, School of Professional Studies. Introduced students to critical reading & literary theory in online English course Fantastic Places and Unhuman Humans
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
Web Manager Contingent Magazine. Developed Contingent Magazine Theme for Wordpress and coordinated social media roll-out for launch of Contingent Magazine.
Digital Humanities Fellow Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. I considered 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 developed two iPad applications and one digital projection/web display regarding the 2018 U.S. Senate elections.
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.
“Scribes, Scholars, and Scripts: Reviewing Data from Scribes of the Cairo Geniza” (forthcoming) • Manuscript Studies: a Journal of Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
“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
Organizing Committee Member, KeystoneDH 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19) • Keystone DH. 2019–20. Programming and Scholarship Committee Member, ACH 2019 • Association for Computers and the Humanities. 2018–19. Board Member • Somerset Cultural Council. 2016-2018.
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.