I am a Doctoral Candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at NC State. Currently I am writing my dissertation, titled "Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research" (directed by Carolyn R. Miller), which examines genres of science communication and production of scientific knowledge online, focusing on citizen science initiatives.
My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Communication, The Communication Review, Communication Monographs, Enculturation, and in the edited collections Science and the Internet and Handbook of Communication Sciences. In addition to my academic writing, I have recently become a blogger for the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Citizen Sci blog.
I am also an Instructor of Record at NC State, for the Professional Writing Program in the Department of English and the Science, Technology, and Society program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. In this capacity I have taught courses on technical and scientific writing as well as an introduction to STS studies.
At the University of Waterloo, I earned a Masters degree in Rhetoric and Communication Design and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English Literature and Rhetoric. I have also worked as an internal technical writer for the R&D Handheld Applications group at Research in Motion (Blackberry).
For those who would like to know more about me, I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In addition to living in various cities in Ontario, from Waterloo to Toronto, I spent some time living in London, England. Eventually, I landed in the United States and now reside in Raleigh, NC. There are few things I enjoy more than walking to campus on a warm Southern spring morning. Working late into a summer night on a good coffee shop's patio is a close second.