Curriculum Vitae

Education
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Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ August 2017 — Present
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Communication, Information & Media Studies

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign July 2015 — May 2017
Degree: Master of Science, Library and Information Science
GPA: 3.87

Beloit College, Beloit, WI August 2011 — December 2014
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, History and Religious Studies
GPA: 3.65
Undergraduate thesis: “Alternative Approaches to Studying ‘Radical’ Religious Traditions”
Recipient of Departmental Honors, Religious Studies

Fellowships
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Summer Research Fellow
Assisted Professor Linda Sturtz in executing an oral history and digital humanities based research project, resulting in the publication of “Ladies Dressed as Men Dressed as Ladies: Collective Memory, ‘repertoire’ and innovation in post-volcano Montserrat Masquerade” (2016).

Beloit College & Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, IL January 2014 – May 2014
Researcher for the Beloit College Powerhouse Project
Consulted for Studio Gang Architects on the history of industry in Beloit, WI for the Beloit College Powerhouse Project, resulting in an official report and panel presentation for college trustees, community, and the creative director of Studio Gang Architects, Jeanne Gang.

Beloit College, Beloit WI June 2013 – August 2013
Venture Grant Scholar, Beloit College Archives & First Congregational Church
Conducted independent research in the Beloit College Archives, overseen by Professor Ellen Joyce, to assess the religious holdings in the Beloit College Archives.
Performed oral histories with College alumni on their experiences with spirituality on campus.
Developed a community archive at the First Congregational Church of Beloit.

Presentations
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Summer 2018 Capacious: Affect Inquiry/Making Space Conference,
Affective Witnessing: Practices Panel
“‘Beyond Recognition:’ Moving Bodies and Subjects through Female Fitness Transformations Online”

Summer 2018 Console-ing Passions 2018: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, Digital and Discursive Bodies Panel
“Building a Body: Bodybuilding Vlogs and Crafting the Self”

Spring 2018 Stony Brook WGSS Conference 2018: Spaces of Dissent, Religion & Culture Panel
Virtual Spaces Panel
“Making Space: Female Empowerment Narratives Through Fitness Journeys on Instagram”

Spring 2018 CUNY ESA 2018: Breaking Through: The Textures and Aesthetics of Rupture,
Modalities and Spaces of (Digital) Rupture Panel
“‘Fitspiration’ for What?: Female Fitness Influencers and Resistance Narratives on Social Media”

Fall 2014 Newberry Library: Seminar in the Humanities “Knowledge and Technology: from
Socrates to the Digital Age” Symposium, Religion & Culture Panel
“View from the Outside: Moravians and Missionary Work in the Atlantic World”

Spring 2014 Beloit College Spring Symposium
“Alternative Approaches to Studying ‘Radical’ Religious Traditions”
“Power and History: How Beloit is a Modern Symbol of its Time”

Spring 2014 Mississippi State Symposium for Undergraduate Research, “Reconnecting the Dots:
Fresh Perspectives on History”, Public History Panel
“Putting History into Practice: Experiences in Historical Consulting”

Related Professional Experience
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East Brunswick Public Library, East Brunswick, New Jersey March 2018 – Present
Information Specialist
Execute business analyses and research for all company holdings. Responsible for daily revenue reporting, database audits, and financial support across three companies.

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, Chicago, Illinois May 2015 – August 2017
Information Specialist
Execute business analyses and research for all company holdings. Responsible for daily revenue reporting, database audits, and financial support across three companies.

University of Illinois, School of Information Science, Urbana, Illinois January 2016 – May 2016
Consultant, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology Project
Performed targeted market research on academic program development for international university.
Collaborated with a research team to produce written deliverables.
Presented research to client, including data on industry performance, identifying features of highly successful programs, and competitive landscape.

Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
Project Cataloging Assistant (Collection Services) August 2015 – October 2015
Created original and copy catalog records utilizing Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) MARC 21 and OCLC standards for over 10,000 map records in the Newberry’s cartographic collection, producing over 150 records on a weekly basis.

Library Assistant (General Reading Room) December 2014 – July 2015
Processed new acquisitions, conducted reference research, evaluated existing materials for conservation considerations, cataloging issues, data collection, and rare book handling and instruction for patrons.

Research Assistant (Smith Center for Cartography) September 2014 – December 2014
Performed historical research, produced written content, and provided editing support for the “Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham’s Vision of an American Metropolis.”

Teaching Experiences
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04:189:102: “Introduction to Media” September 2018 – Present
Teaching Assistant, Department of Journalism & Media Studies

17:194:510: “Corporate Social Responsibility” September 2018 – Present
Grader/Course Assistant, Department of Communication

RLST 101: “Religious Traditions in a Global Context” August 2013 – December 2013
Teaching Assistant, Department of Religious Studies

HIST 150: “Gods and Devils in the Atlantic World” September 2011 – December 2012
Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Department of History

Awards
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Winter 2014 Magna Cum Laude Honors, Beloit College
Spring 2014 Patriquin Family Award for the Study of Religion, Beloit College
Spring 2014 Departmental Honors, Religious Studies Undergraduate Thesis
Spring 2014 Beinecke Nominee, Beloit College
Fall 2011 – Spring 2014 Dean’s List, Beloit College
Fall 2011 – Fall 2014 Presidential Scholarship Award Recipient
Fall 2011 – Fall 2014 Sau-Wing Lam Music Scholarship Recipient

Areas of Interest
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social networking technologies; media witnessing; affect theory; history of emotions; information privacy; history of communication; public humanities; media ethics; labor history

Relevant Skills & Languages
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Technical Proficiencies
SQL/MySQL Database Development, Quickbooks, Java, Voyager, Aeon, HTML, CSS, Drupal, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, Social Media (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest), Client Management Software (Spectrum CSI), Microsoft Office, Google Drive

Language Proficiencies
French – Intermediate

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