–––I am curious by nature. I want to learn as much as I possibly can, so I prioritize time for discovery. I allow research to drive the storytelling process.
My undergraduate degree fortified my reverence for language, and equipped me with a deep understanding of power and privilege.
My graduate degree gave me tangible research methods, outreach strategies and ethical tools for co-creating narratives with multicultural audiences.
Masters of Communication UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, WA
in Digital Media
A professional communication strategy degree that emphasizes content creation, adapting to emergent technologies, and proficiency in digital platforms. I learned how to craft engagement strategies using media production, distribution of content, and data analytics.
This degree is one of three offered through the Communication Leadership program. I specialized in Organizational & Professional Communication.
Content Strategy & Marketing
Storytelling for Social Impact
Professional Short-Form Writing
Long-Form Writing & Editing
User-Experience (UX) Design
Information Architecture (IA)
Building Teams & Community
WHITMAN COLLEGE, WALLA WALLA, WA
Bachlors of Art in Rhetoric Studies
MAJOR IN RHETORIC STUDIES
The study of rhetoric analyzes language and symbolic action to understand how humans construct meaning and address communal concerns. I learned to deconstruct cultural artifacts (such as speech, text, image, film, performance, and design) in order to navigate power dynamics and transform narratives for social change.
Adviser: Dr. Heather A. Hayes
Honors Thesis: The Power of Presence: Marina Abramovic’s The Artist is Present (2010) as an Invitation to Dwell in Public Feeling
Theory of Work: Rhetorical affect theory argues that emotions are not just personal feelings but also socially and culturally constructed experiences. Emotions are influenced by societal norms, values, and power structures. Analyzing how emotions are strategically employed in persuasive discourse helps us understand how social justice movements and initiatives gain traction and achieve goals.
- Rhetoric and Public Culture
- Roots of Rhetoric
- Rhetorical Criticism & Theory
- Rhetoric of Hip Hop
- Rhetoric, Race and Film
- Images of Women in Film
- Rhetoric and Affect
MINOR IN STUDIO ART
The study of studio art facilitates the interpretation of ideas through creation and expression within a wide range of visual and conceptual art forms. I explored art as art as an embodied practice that negotiates self-knowledge through the play of symbols and process of object making.
Adviser: Prof. Daniel Forbes
Final Project: (Re)inscribe: Exploring Identity Fragmentation through Cardboard Reconstruction