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
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
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.
Research Fellow to Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations
University of Pennsylvania | April 2018 – August 2019
Researched funding opportunities and wrote grant proposals for documentary films developed by the TZ Production Company. Collaborated on content development and primary source acquisition. Maintained database of reference materials.
Graduate Extern for Gender & Sexuality Inclusion,
Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Temple University | August 2017 – May 2019
Developed and implemented LGBTQIA+ programming for students, faculty and staff, including Safe Zone training and events for National Coming Out Week. Collaborated with administration on campus committees and task forces, advocating for LGBTQIA+ student groups.
Curatorial Intern, National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution | May 2018 – August 2018
Assisted with acquiring, researching, and processing queer material culture collections. Collaborated 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
Researched and analyzed data to assess the reach and effectiveness of funded projects. Prepared and presented reports to senior staff.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archival Intern
William Way LGBT Community Center | May 2017 – December 2017
Arranged and described approximately 5,000 pamphlets, posters, and other graphic material from the AIDS Library Graphics Collection. Researched the collection and its provenance.
Intellectual Heritage Department Tutor
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Worked with students taking the 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 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana’s personal papers, dating from 1914 to 1950. Investigated 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
Collected, identified, and digitized historic manuscripts and graphics. Assigned technical metadata to archival materials. Assisted independent scholars and institutions with their research projects.
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 and expanded timeline of queer activism, organizing, and resistance. Developed exhibit features that include oral histories and historic documents.
Co-Editor & Communications/Outreach Manager
Asian Pacific Islander Transmasculine Anthology | October 2019 – Present
Support outreach and development for a published collection of art and written works, highlighting the experiences of transmasculine Asian Pacific Islanders. Assist with proofreading and copyediting.
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.
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.
New Professional Award 2020, National Council on Public History
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
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Travel Award Fall 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