I have always, first and foremost, been passionate about stories. I believe in the power of stories to connect people and to spark change.
I am an avid reader. I worked previously as a journalist, helping to tell people's stories. Now I do that through research. I am currently working on my PhD in Communication at Purdue University. My emphasis is in organizing, new media, and social change, with particular interests in gender and participatory methodologies. I am also a researcher with the Purdue Peace Project, a locally led peacebuilding initiative with projects in West Africa and Central America. Through this project, I travel to Ghana regularly to work with colleagues and local communities to help prevent political violence.
My Vision for the Future
Safer and more inclusive spaces online and offline for women and their allies to gain a voice and organize collectively to transform the world
My Topic Interests
- Gender-based Violence
- Technology & Innovation