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".

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.
Contingent MagazineSite 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 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

Skills

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

Employment

University Employment

2019–Present
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
2018–2019
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
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
Web Manager
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.
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.
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.

Publications

Journals
“Scribes, Scholars, and Scripts: Reviewing Data from Scribes of the Cairo Geniza
(forthcoming) • Manuscript Studies: a Journal of Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Datasets
“Union List of Nineteenth-Century Jewish Serials Published in the United States”
January 2020 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
“Dataset: Scribes of the Cairo Geniza, Sorting Phase, August 2017 - February 2019”
January 2020 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
“Dataset for Judaica Americana: A Bibliography of Publications to 1900”
October 2019 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania

Workshops Led

Omeka Orientation: How to Use This Web Publishing Platform
University of Pennsylvania Libraries. September 2020.
Data Wrangling with Google Sheets
University of Pennsylvania Libraries . July 2020.

Conferences

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,
Roundtables & Panels
“Digital Projects in Jewish Studies”
July 2020 • Association of Jewish Libraries • Virtual, Panel, AJL2020
“Scribes, Scholars, & Scripts: Creating a Digital Humanities Community Through Crowdsourcing”
July 2020 • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations • Ottawa, Ontario//Virtual, Panel, DH2020
“Interpreting Jewish History in Museums and Public History Settings”
March 2020 • National Council for Public History • Atlanta, Georgia//Virtual, Twitter Chat, NCPH 2020
“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

Membership & Service

Service
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.
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.