PhD, Rhetoric (In Progress)
Specialization in Digital Literacies and Literatures
The University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation Abstract: This project investigates forgetting in the digital age, considering the consequences (and benefits) of a digital world where forgetting is an imposition on the user. I am focusing especially on the proliferation of digital ephemera, the use of screenshots as an archival method, and circulation and dissemination through social networks. 

Director: Clay Spinuzzi

MA, Liberal Studies (2015)
Specialization in Digital Humanities
The Graduate Center at the City University of New York

Thesis: “Technology and the Glass Imagination: Isolation and Closeness from the Window to the Screen.”

Director: Matthew K. Gold

BA, Literature (2010)
Specialization in Creative Writing, Dean’s List
The University of California, Santa Cruz

University Leadership and Employment

Assistant Director, Digital Writing and Research Lab.Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2017–Present

Assistant Director of Media Outreach. The Department of English, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2016 – Present

Project Leader. Data Visualization Research Group, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2016.

Graduate Research Assistant. Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2016.

Assistant Project Director. The Stanton-Heiskell Center for Public Policy. The Graduate Center, CUNY. Spring and Summer 2015.

Courses Taught 

Primary Instructor (The University of Texas at Austin)

INF 351E: Introduction to Digital Humanities, Fall 2017

RHE 309K: Rhetoric of Digital Publishing, Fall 2016

RHE 306: Race and Criminal Justice, Fall 2015, Summer 2016

Teaching Assistant (The University of Texas at Austin)

Language and New Media, Spring 2018 (Primary Instructor: Professor Lars Hinrichs).

Teaching Assistant (The University of California, Santa Cruz)

Writing 23: Grammar and Rhetoric, Spring 2010, Fall 2009

Cowell 80B: Imagining Justice, Fall 2006, Fall 2008


Book Reviews

Huyssen, Andreas. “Miniature Metropolis: Literature in the Age of Photography and Film.” The E3W Review of Books. 2016.

Academic Service

Lower Division Curriculum Committee, Department of Rhetoric and Writing

First-Year Forum Curriculum Committee, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. Spring 2017.

Ad hoc Editor, the E3W Review of Books. Spring 2017.

Organizational Committee, Room 4108: The Liberal Studies Student Journal. The Graduate Center at CUNY. Fall 2014.

Conference Presentations

“Forgetting as a Technology.” Strange Archives, Rhetoric Society of America Conference, May 2018

“Visual Media in the Classroom: Infographics as Argument.”  Modern Language Association, January 2018

“Chora and Rhetorical Invention in Plato’s Phaedrus.” RSA Research Network Forum, moderated by Dr. Bradford Vivian. Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, May 2016

Invited Presentations and Lectures

“Persistence and Forgetting in the Age of Snapchat” KairosCamp Digital Showcase, Computers and Writing, May 2018

“Infographics in the First-Year Composition Classroom.” Digital Writing and Research Lab, December 2016.

“Digital Pedagogy in Traditional Classrooms.” Digital Writing and Research Lab, September 2016.

Digital Humanities Projects

Project Manager. Travelogue: Mapping a History of American Authors Abroad.

Other Professional Experience

Technical Writer and Coordinator. (2013-2015)
Green Rush Consulting. Oakland, California.

Freelance Writer and Photographer. Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Strings Magazine, San Francisco Weekly,,, (2010 – 2015)

Marketing Coordinator   (February 2013 to September 2013) 
Pyramid Consulting Group. New York, New York

Editorial Assistant (October 2010–December 2011)
String Letter Publishing. San Rafael, California                    

Campus News Reporter (2009–2010)
City on a Hill Press. Santa Cruz, California

Memberships and Affiliations

Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

MALS Student Association. The Graduate Center, CUNY

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