Master’s of Arts in Cultural Studies
University of Washington, Bothell, WA
September 2016 – June 2018

UI/UX Design Apprenticeship
Bloc, Inc., San Francisco, CA
March 2016 – August 2016

Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology
University of Texas, Austin, TX
August 2003 – May 2007

Relevant Course Work

Third World Left & White Working Class Activist Histories in the US| Directed Reading
Prof. José Fuste
Spring 2018

Performance and Belonging: Citizenship, Culture and Identity | BCULST 587
Prof. Jade Power Sotomayor
Winter 2018

Global Queer and Transgender Studies | Directed Reading
Prof. Jade Power Sotomayor
Fall 2017

Scholarship as Public Practice | HUM 594
Dean Bruce Burgett & Prof. Michelle Habell-Pallán
Fall 2017

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Science Fiction | BCULST 585
Prof. micha cárdenas
Spring 2017

History of Asian-American and African-American Social Movements | Directed Reading
Prof. Thea Quiray Tagle
Spring 2017

Queering Disability Studies | CHID 480
Kai Kohlsdorf
Spring 2017

Approaches to Performance-Based Research Methods | BCULST 582
Prof. Jade Power-Sotomayor
Winter 2017

Black Radical Traditions and Women of Color Feminisms | BIS 398
Jed Murr
Winter 2017

A Postcapitalist Politics | BCULST 593
Prof. S. Charusheela
Fall 2016

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Black Arts in the Pacific Northwest
Jed Murr
University of Washington at Bothell
June 2017 – September 2017

Research Assistant, Hold Your Boundaries and #Stronger
Dr. micha cárdenas
Poetic Operations Collaborative, University of Washington at Bothell
January 2017 – June 2017

Work Experience

Program Coordinator
Resource Media
September 2018 – Present

Co-Director (Publicly Active Graduate Education)
Imagining America
March 2018 – Present

Graduate Staff Assistant, Recruiting and Admissions
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington at Bothell
September 2017 – June 2018

CRM Implementation Consultant
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington at Bothell
June 2017 – September 2017

Project Coordinator, 2017 King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide
Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence, Seattle, WA
September 2016 – September 2017

Freelance Designer
September 2016 – Present

Book Reviewer
International Examiner
April 2017 – Present

Catalyst Wedding Co
December 2016 – Present

Quality Assurance Analyst
April 2013 – February 2016

Awards, Honors, and Leadership

2020 Bainbridge Fellow
The Seventh Wave

2019-2020 Environmental Justice Investigative Journalism Fellow
The Seattle Globalist

Survival Guide Award
2017 Gender Justice Awards

2017 Bitch 50
bitch media

PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellow
2017-2018 Imagining America

Graduate Student Representative
UWB Chancellor’s Advisory Committee 2017-2018

President, 2017-2018
Graduate Leaders for Equity and Difference (G-LEAD) at UWB

Presentations, Talks & Workshops

“Toward an Ethics of Activism”
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Association Conference 2018
University of British Columbia
June 2018

“#Stronger Films Screening”. House of Electronic Arts Basel. Basel, Switzerland, March 2018. contemptorary Fundraiser. Los Angeles, CA, September 2017.

Straight White Men
12th Avenue Arts
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Talkback panel after the play with Shelby Handler, Erika Bleyl, Martina Kartman
January 2018

“Graduate Info Session: How to Apply for a PhD” (Co-organizer)
Graduate Leaders for Equity and Difference (G-LEAD)
University of Washington Bothell
PhD panel with IAS professors and staff
October 2017

“Design Activism, Black Geographies, and Critical Packet Sniffing”
Radical Networks
Eyebeam – Brooklyn, NY
Plenary panel with Jen Kagan, Ron Morrison, Nabil Hassein
October 2017

“Towards an Ethics of Activism”
17th Annual National Conference of Imagining America
University of California, Davis
Lightning talk
October 2017

“Rosy Quartz Flexy Futures: Queer Utopian Spiritual Practices”
CRUX: Center for Research and Utopian eXchange
Common AREA Maintenance – Seattle, WA
Experimental lecture co-presented with Maisha Manson
October 2017

“Excommunicate Me From the Church of Social Justice”
Seattle, WA
Community discussion facilitation
August 2017

“Data and Power”
Allied Media Conference 2017
Wayne State University – Detroit, MI
Plenary panel with micha cárdenas, Sadie Barnett, Burak Arikan
June 2017

“Passing: Performing White Scholarship”
CRES Symposium – Seditious Acts: Graduate Students of Color Interrogating the Neoliberal University
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis
Workshop co-facilitated with Haliehana Stepetin
April 2017

“How to Make a Climate Justice Zine”
Got Green
Got Green HQ – Seattle, WA
Workshop co-facilitated with E.T. Russian
March 2017

“All About Digital Security”
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Faculty
University of Washington Bothell
Workshop co-facilitated with Dr. michá cardenas
March 2017

“Identity at Work”
Seattle Women in Tech
Galvanize – Seattle, WA
February 2017

“Solidarity Economies and Post Capitalism”
A Postcapitalist Politics
Bannister – Seattle, WA
Workshop co-facilitated with Scott Richards
January 2017

Community Projects

Rethinking Social Justice Community Reading Group
January 2017 – June 2017

PARISOL (Pacific Rim Solidarity Network)
July 2016 – Present

Art Director
James Franco Review
June 2015 – April 2016

Publications and Media

“Excommunicate Me From the Church of Social Justice: : an activist’s plea for change”
Canadian Broadcast Company – The Sunday Edition
July 2018, September 2017

“Frances Lee on Social Justice Activism, Call-Out Culture and the Pitfalls of Progressive Proselytizing”
Speak Out with Tim Wise
November 2017

“Sometimes social activism has a ‘dark underbelly’”
October 2017

“Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists”
YES! Magazine
October 2017

#Stronger Videos Premiere
contemptorary Fundraiser
September 2017

“Sense of Place” interview
Roundhouse Radio 93.8
July 2017

“Dogmatism In Social Justice Movements” interview
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago – Worldview
July 2017

“Excommunicate Me From the Church of Social Justice”
Catalyst Wedding Co
July 2017

“Two API Poets Defy Dominant Power Structures and Explore the Violence and Absurdity of Capitalism”
International Examiner
April 2017

“Mixed Feels About Mixed Race Love”
Catalyst Wedding Co
April 2017

“Queer Kinship in a Trump Dystopia”
Catalyst Wedding Co
February 2017

Technical Skills

HTML/CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, WordPress, Git