I am an Internet policy researcher with a Ph.D. in Communication from the School of Communication at American University. With the guidance of my dissertation chair, Prof. Laura DeNardis and my committee members, Prof. Kathryn Montgomery, Prof. Deen Freelon and Prof. Jessie Daniels (CUNY, Public Health, Sociology and Critical Psychology), I wrote my dissertation on Internet policy and minority expression. I am also interested in the intersections of human rights and Internet governance and science, technology and society studies. My scholarship has been published in the journals Telecommunications Policy and Information, Communication & Society. I also had the great opportunity to serve as a research fellow with the LGBT Technology Partnership and Institute where I wrote a White Paper on the technology needs of homeless LGBTQ youth. Based on this paper, the organization developed a pilot program that places free cellphones in the hands of homeless LGBTQ youth. Over the last years, I had the great opportunity to present at the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies in New York, the Lesbians who Tech Summit in New York and the U.S. Capitol.
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