I am a Mass Communication Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa, where I study the intersections between new media, production, and commerce. My research specifically focuses on the strategies new media workers and industries employ to manage risk in their production decisions. I have written papers exploring these relationships on digital television portals, social media influencers, and independent media producers.
Before beginning the doctoral program at the University of Iowa, I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University in Integrated Marketing Communication. After finishing my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a digital marketing manager at Visit Wichita and provided digital strategy consulting services for the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, Ad Astra creative agency, Princeton Strategies, Wichita Restaurant Week, and many other clients.
Outside of my professional work, I currently play guitar and sing in Twin Cities, an indie rock band known for their “unique vocal style, varying guitar tones, and… surprising amount of energy.” I previously played bass in Coriander and Team Tremolo. I began writing poetry and short stories as an extension of my songwriting and have published a few poems.
I’m currently in a long distance relationship with my hard-working fiancé Amanda. We have a Sheltie named Zero.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.