I graduated in 2001 from The College of the Holy Cross is Worcester, MA, with a BA in Sociology. Additionally, I pursued a minor in Computer Science, and came to realize that my interests coalesced in an interest in technology, society, and culture. I joined Americorps for a year after graduation, as a VISTA in the CTC VISTA Project based out of the UMASS-Boston College of Public and Community Service. Specifically, I worked at Community Technology Centers’ Network (CTCNet), a national network of community technology centers. In addition to my year as an Americorps VISTA, I continued at CTCNet for another year as a Project Coordinator. My time there solidified my interests in Digital Divide work, and the concerns around making technology accessible to under-served populations.
I came to the Boston College’s Sociology Department doctoral program in Fall 2003, and joined MRAP in Spring 2004. In addition to my interests surrounding technology’s uses and effects, I was interested in doing more work around media in general, as a cultural phenomenon and an agent of change. Recent work has included examination of media discourse about the media itself, when forced to do so within critical discourse moments. I am currently working on my 2nd year/ MA paper which examines technology advertising and the blurring line between the body and technology.