I am a neurodivergent, queer, and disabled scholar-activist. My background is in quantitative research methods. I have a BA in Psychology and an MA in Political Science/Political Psychology. I have also done extensive post-bac studies in pure and applied mathematics and evolutionary biology.

I am a Marilyn Golden 2024 Summer Policy Intern with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF). I was a 2023 Emerge Fellow with the Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University.

In my past lives (not in a Shirley MacLaine sense), I’ve done stints in corporate (including internships at ABC and CBS News), nonprofit (including Food & Water Watch and the Humane Society of the United States), and the military. Academia, however, is always home.

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I am the creator of various web-based projects advocating for disabled students in higher education, including The Ableist, Neurodivergent-U, and Students of Concern.

Media coverage of my work:
Fellowship Program Highlights the Work of Disabled Scholar-Activists, by Sarah Komar, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, June 6, 2024
UW ranked fourth-best campus for students with disabilities, but room for improvement remains, by Margaret Shreiner, The Badger Herald, University of Wisconsin, February 20, 2024
Disability report ranks Rice 35th, by James Cancelarich, The Rice Thresher, Rice University, February 13, 2024
Technician Recognized For Coverage of Disability Issues, by Ben McNeely, Academic and Student Affairs News, NC State University, December 14, 2023

Some of my recent writing:
The language of mental health, and why it needs to be fixed, June 3, 2024
2023 report on disability in higher education, January 20, 2024
Framing Chelsea Manning: a study on media coverage of disability and dissent, November 26, 2023

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