MA in Public History, concentration in Digital Humanities & Museum Studies
Temple University | 2017 – 2019
Full Merit Scholar
BA in 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
Certificate in History & Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge | 2016
Research Fellow 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.
Civic Engagement Manager
COSACOSA art at large, Inc. | August 2014 – 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 local community histories.
Graduate Extern for Gender & Sexuality Inclusion,
Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Temple University | August 2017 – May 2019
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.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History | May 2018 – August 2018
Assist with acquiring, researching and processing queer material culture collections. Collaborate on the creation of public programming for the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
Public Programs Intern
National Endowment for the Humanities | June 2018 – July 2018
Research and analyze data to assess the reach and effectiveness of funded projects. Prepare and present reports to senior staff.
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.
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.
Research Assistant to Dr. Hilary Lowe, Director of The Center for Public History
Temple University | August 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The School District of Philadelphia | January 2016 – June 2017
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.
Adams Graduate Research Award Spring 2019, Temple University
Zimring Prize 2019, Temple University
Adams Graduate Research Award Fall 2018, Temple University
Adams Graduate Research Award Spring 2018, Temple University
Graduate Student Travel Award 2018, National Council on Public History
Public History Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Award 2018, Temple University
Zimring Prize 2018, Temple University
Adams Scholarship in American History 2017, Temple University
Baron Memorial Award in History 2017, Temple University
Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship Grant 2017, Temple University
Feinstone Memorial Award for Educational Leadership 2017, Temple University
Adams Scholarship in American History 2016, Temple University
Gilmour Scholarship for LGBT Advocacy 2016, Temple University
Means Study Abroad Scholarship 2016, Temple University
Vaughn Award in Sociology 2016, Temple University
Wachman History Scholarship 2016, Temple University
National Council on Public History
Long Range Planning Committee
Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Subcommittee
World History Association
Committee on LGBT History