Lead Researcher on Qualitative Studies
January 2018- May 2019
Conceptualized, designed, and conducted an interview study exploring the formation and experiences of sexuality for LGBTQ college students through a framework of queer and feminist theories and sexual script theory. Paper enriches the fields of sociology, gender and sexuality studies and queer studies. Research fulfilled requirement for undergraduate bachelor’s degree in sociology.
September 2019- May 2020
Conceptualized, designed, and conducted a dual method pilot study exploring nonbinary drag subcultures in Brooklyn New York. Conducted ethnographic participant observation and interviews with performers to interrogate the interrelatedness of gender identity, performance, and actualization in these spaces. Study also addressed COVID-19 and its impacts on these communities and art forms. This research is ongoing.
September 2016- May 2017
Research Assistant for two semesters working on a Political Science Professor’s book on Women and HIV/AIDS.
Invited Panelist at IEEE Visualization International Conference
Provided sociological insight as a panelist on the Diversity in Data Visualization panel at the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
September 2018- December 2018
Assisted in class lessons and advising students for an Introduction to Sociology class.
January 2019- May 2019
Assisted in class lessons and advising students for a Sociology Junior Seminar class.
October 2018- December 2018
Selected to tutor a student one-on-one for Religion and Politics in America, an upper level Political Science course. Facilitated understanding of concepts and terms, assisted in building study skills, and aided in raising student’s grade and confidence in the course.
Awards and Recognitions
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society Membership — AKD Society
Chosen by board of study for membership in the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Society membership for extraordinary scholarship in the field of Sociology.
Award for Outstanding Senior in Gender Studies for 2019— SUNY Purchase
Chosen by board of study for the award presented to one highly respected senior in Gender Studies with a strong academic record for the 2018-2019 school year.
Award for Outstanding Junior in Sociology for 2018— SUNY Purchase
Chosen by board of study for the award presented to one highly respected junior in Sociology with a strong academic record for the 2017-2018 school year.
Planned Parenthood at Purchase Club
President- May 2018- May 2019
Responsible for liaisons with the larger Planned Parenthood organization, running weekly club meetings, organizing events and collaborations with other clubs, and peer sex education.
Treasurer- May 2017- May 2018
Responsible for budget balancing, organizing events and collaborations with other clubs, and peer sex education.
Student Committee Member for an Academic Review Hearing
Served as a student committee member for an Academic Review Hearing in which students on academic probation could appeal their status. Collaborated with another student, two professors, and the committee chair to come to efficacious and compassionate decisions for each of the student cases.
Student Committee Member for an Academic Integrity Hearing
Served as a student committee member for an Academic Integrity Hearing adjudicating the case of a student accused of academic impropriety. Collaborated with two professors and the committee chair to sort through evidence and testimony and come to a fair and compassionate decision.
Recognition of Purchase College community members who have done inspirational work regarding women's issues— SUNY Purchase
Best Panel Award — IEEE Visualization International Conference
Awarded Best Panel Award for participation in the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
Dean’s List— SUNY Purchase
Students who achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking a minimum of 12 credits are named to the Dean’s List each semester. Presented this academic honor consistently throughout college tenure.