PhD Student and Teaching Assistant in Sociocultural Anthropology (CITE) at Rutgers University
Higher Education | Greater New York City Area, US
I grew up on a farm in Central Virginia, and graduated Oberlin College in 2007 where I involved myself in teaching, labor organizing, co-operatives, and ecology management at the environmental studies center.
I moved to NYC in February 2008. In January 2009 I established a CSA in the Lower East Side and a larger umbrella group of urban agriculture initiatives called the NYC Food Project.
I obtained my M.A. in Climate and Society at Columbia University in 2010 where I studied climate change and its effects on human societies, specializing in environmental ethics and anthropology.
After earning my M.A., I helped to found a nonprofit based in NYC, The Human Impacts Institute. At the Hii I helped to develop outreach and advocacy programs, and directed the NYC Climate Coalition, a project designed to facilitate collaboration between area climate change organizations.
In the fall of 2011 I joined the Anthropology department at Rutgers University as a PhD student, focusing on settler colonialism and indigenous sovereignty, social movements and activism, and the constitution of alterity in the tar sands projects and pipelines of Alberta, Canada. My fieldwork, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, will commence in 2014 and conclude in 2015.
I am an aspiring professor, writer, farmer, and an advocate for environmental justice.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
Sociocultural Anthropology (CITE)
Activities: Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student Advising Collective, Anthropology Graduate Student Association - Co-President, Rutgers Climate and Society Initiative, AAUP-AFT, American Anthropological Association, The Association for Queer Anthropology, American Ethnological Society
University of Alberta
Affiliation in the social research lab of Dr. Brenda Parlee
Faculty of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Native Studies
Columbia University in the City of New York
Climate and Society
English, Sociology, Third World Studies
Activities: President of the Oberlin Bicycle Cooperative, Co-President of the Students for a Free Palestine, DJ/World Music Staff Member @ WOBC 91.5 Community and College Radio, English Tutor w/ The Immigrant Worker Project, Cleanliness Coordinator @ the Kosher-Halal Cooperative, Dascomb Hall Council President