About Me

Santa Barbara, CA


I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Oregon. My dissertation focuses on marine environmental history, with a particular emphasis on the influence of the Pacific seafloor in North American society. Since 2017, I’ve also worked for the Digital Humanities initiative at the University of Oregon, which provides training on digital tools and pedagogy to humanities scholars across the University. During my Ph.D. program, I have taught courses on race and ethnicity in US environmental history, the national parks, and most recently, a course on oceanic history at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. Before coming to Oregon, I received an MA from Colorado State University and a BA from the University of Kansas. Between 2012 and 2015, I worked as a researcher for the Public Lands History Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to my research interests, I have a background in public history, including museum studies and historic preservation.