I am researching the growing intersections between climate change, digital geographies, and rural socio-political movements. I am particularly interested in secessionist state movements, and how participants incorporate heightened levels of climate anxiety with existing feelings of rural marginalization in the physical and digital landscapes. I am both a theorist and geospatial analyst, a human geographer and a physical geographer, and look to integrate these often separated fields/specializations through experimental geospatial methods and cartography. You can normally find me in Studio.Geo-? (McCone 106) typing something up or causing some sort of chaos.
Before starting my PhD program, I worked as a Data Coordinator for the Redistricting Data Hub, collecting and processing this redistricting cycle’s Community of Interest (COI) maps. Within this, I take a special interest in mapping platforms and their roles in the American political process. Previously, I have trained as an archeologist at the University of Cambridge ICE and in Opera Performance at the University of Miami.
I am a system-impacted, first-generation high school graduate and a product of the California Community College system, transferring into Berkeley as an undergraduate. In this, I am passionate about helping non-traditional students make their way to university, research, and beyond - please reach out to me with questions about California Community Colleges, the University of California system, and/or these application processes.
2017, A.A., Anthropology (with Highest Honors), Berkeley City College
2021, B.A., Political Science (with High Honors in General Scholarship), University of California, Berkeley
2021, B.A., Geography (with Highest Honors), University of California, Berkeley