ABOUT ME—Friends and colleagues call me “Captain.” They do so because when a problem arises, I calmly jump into the mix. I listen, look, converse, and reflect before acting. Then with those involved, we make — developing a solution or practice (or a series of them) that fits what’s going on (whether it is fixing the bathroom sink with a roommate using what tools we have on hand or creating multiple surveys that capture women’s experience as they build relationships and their skills with an education organization). Like any Captain worth their salt, I am always at the ready for whatever may come.


The world has always been an ethnographic space; one to be approached with curiosity and care. I rely on collaborative and qualitative practices in my work (and my life), using human-centered and participatory action research to explore and analyze social issues. These methods are necessary to forge meaningful partnerships, problem-solve, and make new ways of being. More can be found here.