I am a Ph.D. candidate and an AAUW Fellow at the University of Arizona's Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English program. My research examines the compelling, convincing, and seemingly inescapable notion of innovation. Conceptually, innovation has demonstrated incredible staying power, but why? Why is the idea of innovation so persuasive? These questions are framed by my larger research question: “What are the rhetorics of innovation?”
I'm also a serial maker. I've co-founded and now help manage the UA's makerspace, the iSpace. I enjoy embedding circuits into things, additive and subtractive fabrication, dabbling with AI, digital world making, and more. I'm also super passionate about creating experiences like this and this.