MA in Public History, concentration in Digital Humanities & Media Studies
Temple University | 2017 – 2019
Full Merit Scholar
BA in History & Sociology, minor in LGBT Studies, summa cum laude
Temple University | 2014 – 2017
Phi Beta Kappa
Certificate in History & Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge | 2016
COSACOSA art at large, Inc. | August 2014 – Present
Lead programming, outreach, and communications for a nationally-recognized public art and humanities nonprofit. Manage project budgets, assessment data, grant applications, and final reports. Cultivate and maintain long-term community partnerships. Create and distribute accessible digital media.
Research Fellow to Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations
University of Pennsylvania | April 2018 – August 2019
Led research and production for a documentary film series. Established institutional partnerships, and secured contracts with artists, animators, composers, and sound engineers. Collaborated on content development. Coordinated project calendars, expense reports, prospect research, grant proposals, and databases.
Graduate Extern for Gender & Sexuality Inclusion,
Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Temple University | August 2017 – May 2019
Directed all LGBTQIA+ programming for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Developed and implemented marketing, budgets, and assessments. Liaised with local and national constituents while serving on task forces advocating for marginalized students. Facilitated university-wide cultural competency, implicit bias, bystander intervention, and Safe Zone trainings.
Curatorial Intern, National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution | May 2018 – August 2018
Reviewed and implemented public programming for Black, Asian, disabled, and queer histories, including the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Collaborated with curatorial, editorial, exhibitions, and marketing staff on the creation of new outreach initiatives. Researched and processed material culture collections. Copyedited didactics.
Public Programs Intern
National Endowment for the Humanities | June 2018 – July 2018
Assessed the reach and effectiveness of funded projects using qualitative and quantitative research, statistical analysis, data visualization, and digital mapping. Prepared and presented reports to program officers and government officials. Contributed to social media campaigns, and initiated a report on engagement analytics.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archival Intern
William Way LGBT Community Center | May 2017 – December 2017
Researched and processed approximately five thousand pamphlets, posters, and other graphic material from the international AIDS Library Graphics Collection. Led outreach and advocacy efforts while supporting students, scholars, and activists' exploration of the archives. Co-curated the "Still Fighting For Our Lives: A History of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia" multimedia exhibition in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia AIDS Library.
Intellectual Heritage Department Tutor
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Worked with students taking the required two-semester Intellectual Heritage sequence. Discussed major texts from various cultural and intellectual traditions, through which core humanities concepts were introduced. Provided feedback on assignments.
Research Assistant to Dr. Hilary Lowe, Director of The Center for Public History
Temple University | August 2015 – May 2017
Reviewed and digitized microfilm of over one thousand personal papers from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana, dating from 1914 to 1950. Researched and wrote about 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
Researched and digitized over five hundred historic manuscripts and graphics. Assigned metadata to uploaded materials and managed online databases. Worked with imaging and rights staff, while liaising with independent and institutional researchers. Curated the "'One Manly Soul': White Masculinities in Late Colonial America" archival exhibition 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
Collaborated on historical research and content development for a grassroots LGBT history initiative. Created transnational timeline of queer activism, organizing, and resistance for the 2016 Gay American History @ 40 conference. Developed exhibition features that included oral histories and archival materials.
Partnerships Coordinator & Community Organizer
Philadelphia Asian and Queer | September 2021 – Present
Lead local and national partnership cultivation for a grassroots collective of trans-queer Asian Pacific Islanders. Collaborate with other steering committee members on the development and implementation of programming.
Operations Manager & Community Organizer
Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team | September 2014 – Present
Maintain a website and manage digital communications for a grassroots neighborhood collective formed in 1998. Provide technical support for residents at monthly public forums for dialogue, planning, and action. Disseminate information on local histories and ongoing neighborhood advocacy issues, such as gentrification, health, and safety.
Project Manager & Nonfiction Editor
Asian Pacific Islander Transmasculine Anthology | October 2019 – September 2020
Oversaw communications and development for an international collection of art and writing created by, for, and about transmasculine Asian Pacific Islanders. Set goals, maintained deadlines, and facilitated meetings. Copyedited submissions.
Community Advisory Board Member
Connecting Latinos en Pareja | April 2018 – December 2019
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 – 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.
Teaching Artist Micro-Grant 2021, Bartol Foundation
Historical Research Associates, Inc. New Professional Award 2020, National Council on Public History
Adams Research Award in American History Spring 2019, Temple University
Zimring Prize for Academic Freedom 2019, Temple University
Adams Research Award in American History Spring 2018, Temple University
Adams Research Award in American History Fall 2018, Temple University
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Travel Award Fall 2018, Temple University
Graduate Student Travel Award 2018, World History Association
Graduate Student Travel Award 2018, National Council on Public History
Public History Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Award 2018, Temple University
Zimring Prize for Academic Freedom 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
Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015-2016, Temple University Libraries
Society for Queer Asian Studies
National Council on Public History
Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
Long Range Planning Committee
Queer History Conference 2022