Curriculum Vitae



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EDUCATION - RESEARCH EXPERIENCE - TEACHING EXPERIENCE - SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE - COMMUNITY & ARTS - PUBLICATIONS - CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS - ADDITIONAL COURSES - AWARDS - SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES - LANGUAGES

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EDUCATION

University of Chicago Chicago, IL

M.A. Social Sciences 2017

Thesis: Interfaced Affects: Computing, Mediation and Care in Neuropsychiatric Monitoring. Advisor: Joseph Masco

Oberlin College Oberlin, OH

B.A. Neuroscience 2015

Capstone: Inverting Psychometric Diagnostics to Identify Ototoxic Gene-Environment Interactions in DFNB3 “Isolated Village Deafness” in Bengkala, Bali. Advisor: Leslie Kwakye


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

University of Chicago, Anthropology Dept.
/ Chicago, IL

Graduate Student Researcher Sept 2016 – Aug 2017

  • Conducted “laboratory study” composed of seven months of ethnographic research with psychiatrists, data scientists, neuroscientists and entrepreneurs

  • Used participant observation and semi-structured interviews to study the technical and conceptual development of a patient monitoring app for bipolar disorder

  • Supported project with graduate training in theory and methodology

Kwakye Multisensory Integration Lab
/ Oberlin, OH

Research Assistant Sept 2013 – July 2015

  • Designed and supervised development of ‘virtual reality’ application for studying how sensory systems interact

  • Acting lab manager for recruitment, scheduling, correspondence and study moderation with research study participants

  • Updated lab data management practices by building streamlined analysis programs to integrate data across multiple concurrent studies

Oberlin College, Anthropology Dept.
/ Oberlin, OH

Research Assistant Feb – June 2015

  • Conducted background research for professor’s book on environmental science and war in the Middle East

  • Prepared literature reviews on topics in environmental economics and systems ecology

  • Analyzed media of journalism about military activities and ecological projects

Simen Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
/ Oberlin, OH

Volunteer Research Assistant July – Aug 2013

  • Programmed computer-based neuroscience tasks for computational studies on human decision-making


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Self-Employed
/ Chicago, IL

Tutor Feb 2016 – Apr 2018

  • One-on-one tutoring for undergraduate, professional and returning students in essay writing, symbolic logic, and graduate test prep (GRE)

Robot City Workshop
/ Chicago, IL

Instructor Mar – June 2016

  • Taught electronics, physics and engineering concepts to elementary school students as part of traveling city-wide after-school program

Oberlin College, Philosophy Dept.
/ Oberlin, OH

Grading Assistant & Peer Tutor Sept 2013 – Dec 2014

  • Graded assignments and tutored students in undergraduate philosophy course on symbolic logic


SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE

Self-Employed
/ Chicago, IL

Editor & Writer Jan 2018 – present

  • Copy-editing, proof-reading and ghostwriting industry and lay-audience articles about technology

CoNECt Lab
/ Chicago, IL

VR Technology Consultant July – Oct 2016

  • Facilitated early-stage ‘virtual reality’ project design for an experimental Body Dysmorphia exposure therapy–part of a collaboration between psychiatry department and engineering school


COMMUNITY & ARTS

Resident Artist Feb – Aug 2016

  • Coordinated gallery exhibitions, performances, artist talks for independent gallery space

  • Pursued artistic and research projects related to technology, surveillance, sound

The Powerplant
/ Oberlin, OH

Event Manager Aug 2014 – Feb 2015

  • Managed and facilitated concerts at music venue featuring local artists and bands

  • Promotions for concerts and events

WOBC 91.5 FM
/ Oberlin, OH

Disc Jockey Jan 2013 – Dec 2014

  • Hosted and planned weekly community radio shows covering a range of musical genres including punk, improvised and Brazilian music


PUBLICATIONS


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Toward a Naturalistic Model of Multisensory Integration. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience (2015), Chicago, IL.

  • Multisensory Integration in Immersive Virtual Environments. Talk presented at Perspectives on Synesthesia from Neuroscience panel, Synesthesia Symposium (2015), Oberlin, OH.

  • Audio-Visual Integration Varies with Stimulus and Background Complexity in a Virtual Environment. Poster presented at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (2014), San Antonio, TX.


ADDITIONAL COURSES

  • 2018 CopyrightX HarvardX Prof. William Fisher


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2016-17 Merit-Based Full Tuition Scholarship University of Chicago

  • 2015 Department Student Travel Award Oberlin College Neuroscience Dept.

  • 2015 Associate Membership Nomination Sigma Xi

  • 2014 ABRCMS Full Travel Award Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

  • 2013-15 Class of 1928 Scholarship Oberlin College

  • 2013 Class of 1961 Scholarship Oberlin College


SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

  • Writing & Organization: bibliography management, project management, Git (version control), office suites (G/MS/Libre), Markdown, text editors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, Linux (Ubuntu, Debian)

  • Visualization & Media: desktop publishing, vector graphics, static web development, LaTeX (type-setting), 3D computer graphics, VR scripting and design, ffmpeg (A/V post-production)

  • Programming Languages: Python, Java, Bash, R, Processing


LANGUAGES

  • English (native)

  • Spanish (intermediate)