I am the senior program associate for the Public Knowledge (formerly: Scholarly Communications) program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where I develop proposals and review reports for a diverse portfolio of grants in the areas of digital publishing, data curation, digital preservation and web archiving, library reorganization, and community-based archives. I also co-lead the program’s emerging poetry initiative, which focuses on the preservation and access of literary audio archives.

I am currently pursuing an MA in digital humanities at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where I study computational approaches to the creation, analysis, and preservation of poetry and poetry archives. I hold an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA in English from Rhodes College.


MA in Digital Humanities: The Graduate Center (CUNY), New York, NY; expected summer 2021

MFA in Poetry: University of Maryland at College Park, MD; May 2013

BA in English: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN; May 2010


Additional coursework

University of Wisconsin at Madison
Introduction to Web Archiving, iSchool online (spring 2020)

The Rare Book School

Community-based Archives and Digital Cultural Memory (summer 2019)

St. John’s University
two semesters in English PhD program before transferring to The Graduate Center (CUNY) (2017-18)

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
four courses on technology, ecology, and the Anthropocene (2016-17)


“Riddle,” Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, Punctum Books, 2020. [link]

Blog Posts


    The CUNY Distance Learning Archive [link]


    Association for Computers and the Humanities [link]

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