MA, Public History, concentration in Digital Humanities & Museum Studies
Temple University | 2017 – 2019 (expected)
Full Merit Scholar
Founder/President of Graduate Students of Color Association
Organizer/Community Outreach Coordinator of PubComm 2018
BA, History & Sociology, minor in LGBT Studies, summa cum laude
Temple University | 2014 – 2017
Provost’s Scholar, Honors Program, Dean’s List
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society
"'Glory of Yet Another Kind': The Evolution & Politics of First-Wave Queer Activism, 1867-1924," Awarded the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences
President of Temple University Undergraduate History and Social Sciences Association
Editor-in-Chief of Perceptions research journal
Honorables of Color, Queer Student Union
International Summer Programmes in History & Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge | 2016
Smithsonian National Museum of American History | Summer 2018
Public Programming Intern
National Endowment for the Humanities | Summer 2018
Research Assistant to Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations
University of Pennsylvania | April 2018 – Present
Research funding opportunities and write grant proposals for documentary films developed by the TZ Production Company. Collaborate on content development and primary source acquisition. Maintain database of reference materials.
Graduate Extern for Gender & Sexuality Inclusion,
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Temple University | August 2017 – Present
Develop and implement LGBTQIA+ programming for students, faculty and staff, including Safe Zone Training and events for National Coming Out Week. Collaborate with administration on campus committees and task forces, advocating for LGBTQIA+ student groups.
Civic Engagement Manager
COSACOSA art at large, Inc. | January 2013 – Present
Coordinate community outreach, organize cultural events, and manage digital media for a Philadelphia-based nonprofit. Aid in the creation of public art projects that reflect the Philadelphia community’s cultural histories and changing urban landscapes.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archival Intern
William Way LGBT Community Center | May 2017 – December 2017
Arrange and describe approximately 5,000 pamphlets, posters, and other graphic material from the AIDS Library Graphics Collection. Research the collection and its provenance.
Still Fighting For Our Lives: A History of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia
Exhibition using graphics, artifacts, audio and video to explore the history of HIV/AIDS in
Philadelphia in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia AIDS Library.
Opening event hosted in collaboration with Philadelphia FIGHT.
Research Assistant to Dr. Hilary Lowe, Director of The Center for Public History
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Review and digitize microfilm of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana’s personal papers, dating from 1914 to 1950. Investigate the significance of politics and sexuality in his life, in relation to his preservation efforts at the historic Longfellow House.
Intellectual Heritage Department Tutor
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Work with students taking the two-semester Intellectual Heritage sequence. Discuss major texts from various cultural and intellectual traditions, through which core humanities concepts are introduced. Provide feedback on assignments.
Digital Collections Intern
Historical Society of Pennsylvania | May 2016 – December 2016
Collect, identify, and digitize historic manuscripts and graphics. Assign technical metadata to archival materials. Assist independent scholars and institutions with their research projects.
"One Manly Soul": White Masculinities in Late Colonial America
Document display about the 1763 Conestoga Massacre and subsequent pamphlet war.
Presents how the Paxton Boys' atrocity typified white masculinity and its contemporary
reevaluations. Based on the Society's collaboration with the Digital Paxton Project.
Research Assistant to Jonathan Ned Katz, Founder/Co-Director
OutHistory.org | March 2016 – August 2016
Collaborate on historical research and content development for a grassroots LGBT history initiative. Create and expand timeline of queer activism, organizing, and resistance. Develop exhibit features that include oral histories and historic documents.
LGBTQ Activism & Organizing Timeline
Web-based, interactive timeline of international queer activism. Researched and developed in
collaboration with Jonathan Ned Katz for the 2016 Gay American History @ 40 Conference,
marking the fortieth anniversary of his seminal anthology Gay American History: Lesbians and
Gay Men in the USA (1976). Now crowdsourcing contributions.
“Tongzhi: Historicizing ‘Queer’ Identity Politics in Hong Kong Before and After the Handover,” Notches, Forthcoming.
“Project Showcase: Still Fighting For Our Lives,” History@Work, January 15, 2018.
“Sex in the Archives: The Politics of Processing and Preserving Pornography in the Digital Age,” The American Archivist 80 (2), Fall/Winter 2017.
“Of Gods & Emperors: Trans Experiences in Ancient Rome,” Notches, November 14, 2017.
“What (Is) It Like…?,” Transnational Queer Underground, September 1, 2017.
“150 years ago, this queer activist invented sexual identity to stage a public protest,” Medium - Editors' Pick, July 31, 2017.
“Project Showcase: The Semiotics of Sex,” History@Work, July 14, 2017.
“Virgin-Mother-Whore: Gender & the Rule of Queen Mary I (1516-1558),” Perceptions 3 (2), 2017.
“Activity/Passivity in Dream of the Red Chamber: Homoerotic Sensibility & Sexual Hegemony in the Mid-Qing Dynasty,” Perceptions 3 (1), 2016.
“Material Subcultures: Production and Consumption on the Margins,” American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, November 8-11, 2018.
“Teaching Queer Themes in World History,“ World History Association, Milwaukee, WI, June 21-23, 2018.
“Insider/Outsider: Racial Bias & Positionality in Interpretation,” National Council on Public History Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 18-21, 2018.
“The Third Sex?: Subverting the White Male Gaze, Queering Historiographies of Gender & Sexuality,” Women in Core, Philadelphia, PA, March 16-17, 2018.
“The Semiotics of Sex: A History of Queer Identity Politics,” National Council on Public History Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 19-22, 2017.
“ANCESTOR WORSHIP: a reflection on biracial identity,” Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 14-15, 2016.
Community Advisory Board Member
Connecting Latinos en Pareja | April 2018 – Present
Collaborate on strategic planning for a community-based research study on HIV prevention, promoting safer sex practices between men who have sex with men. Assist with outreach initiatives and establishing organizational partnerships.
The School District of Philadelphia | January 2016 – Present
Develop art projects to teach literacy and social studies using Common Core standards. Support teacher classroom instruction for K-8 students at several public schools throughout Philadelphia.
Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team | September 2014 – Present
Design public forums to support the mission of a community development organization through dialogue, planning, and social action. Create and maintain a website disseminating community histories and ongoing neighborhood advocacy issues.
Research, Writing, Editing, Project Management, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Community Organizing, Intercultural Communication, Website Design, Social Media, Data Analysis, Multivariate Statistics, SPSS, Digital Asset Management, Metadata, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Garageband, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, iBooks Author, Excel, Numbers, PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi
Graduate Student Travel Award 2018, National Council on Public History
Adams Graduate Research Award 2018, Temple University
Public History Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Award 2018, Temple University
Feinstone Memorial Award for Educational Leadership 2017, Temple University
Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship Grant 2017, Temple University
Baron Memorial Award in History 2017, Temple University
Adams Scholarship in American History 2016 & 2017, Temple University
Wachman History Scholarship 2016, Temple University
Vaughn Award in Sociology 2016, Temple University
Gilmour Scholarship for LGBT Advocacy 2016, Temple University
Means Study Abroad Scholarship 2016, Temple University
National Council on Public History, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Member
World History Association
American Studies Association
Smithsonian GLOBE, Transgender Working Group Member