On this page you will find links that are of personal and professional interest to me.
Iowa State University
I teach and serve as the advisor for the Leadership Studies Program. The Program is an interdisciplinary program designed for students in all majors, consisting of a 21-credit-hour leadership studies certificate and a 15-credit-hour leadership studies minor. The program is designed for undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and colleges at Iowa State University who, regardless of their profession, seek to develop their leadership skills.
I also have the opportunity to work with the Communication Studies program at ISU. The Communication Studies program at Iowa State University aims to be a top tier research-based undergraduate program. We aspire to gain national recognition for scholarship that advances the understanding of human communication. We seek to empower students to effectively assess and address the communication challenges of our ever-changing world.
The Leadership Studies Program is part of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. The Catt Center was founded in 1992 at Iowa State University to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process. The center honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State, leader of the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, crusader for international peace and an advocate for the expansion of women’s rights throughout the world.
University of Utah
These links represent some of my opportunities while attending the University of Utah as a PhD student.
The Department of Communication at the University of Utah is a top department in the field of communication, with an award-winning faculty, outstanding doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate programs, and state-of-the-art facilities.
It is highly ranked in critical theory, cultural studies, ecology, law, popular culture, race and ethnicity, and rhetoric (ComAnalytics).
I am web archivist for the The Social Media Alternatives Project (S-MAP.) S-Map is both a blog exploring developments in alternative social media and an archive of screenshots and data about alternative social media. This is meant to be a resource for scholars who are studying these alternatives, as well as for those who want to build their own alternatives to Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
I am a founding member of the Maud May Babcock Doctoral Writing Society, which is an interdisciplinary group of PhD students in the Communication and Rhetoric and Composition programs at the University of Utah.
I was selected to participate in the 2015 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar in Columbia, Missouri. NCA Doctoral Honors Seminars (DHS) bring together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current topics in communication.
I have had the opportunity to TA and work with several faculty members within the PMBA, MBA, and EMBA programs during my time at the U.
These links represent organizations that I am affiliated.
These links represent some of the organizations in which I have given my (limited) spare time while in Utah.
As one of Utah’s oldest Animal Rescues, CAWS’ ongoing rescue, foster, education and adoption programs helps animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep. We are a No Kill organization. I have been an active foster with CAWS since fall 2012. Since then I have fostered 8 cats and helped with other activities and fundraising.
As a champion and curator of independent stories for the stage and screen, Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, film composing, and digital media to create and thrive. Robert Redford founded the Institute in 1981 to foster independence, risk-taking, and new voices in American film. That year, ten emerging filmmakers were invited to Sundance Resort in the mountains of Utah, where they worked with leading writers, directors, and actors to develop their original independent projects. I have been a theatre volunteer for the last 2 years in Salt Lake City.