Welcome to my site! I will be adding new posts soon, but for right now, here is a quick introduction.
I am an anthropologist/job seeker in Denver, CO. I hold a PhD in cultural Anthropology from Indiana University and for the last few years I have thought of myself as a teacher. I have taught at both the college and the elementary (!) levels. This experience has taught me so much and I am endlessly grateful for the people it has brought into my life.
Another part of my heart lies in qualitative and mixed-methods research. I am especially interested in doing research that has a direct, positive impact on local communities.
My graduate work and past research has been mainly about issues of women’s health and safety, specifically in urban Poland, so I am very knowledgeable about issues of gender, globalization and health in cross-cultural settings. However, I am always looking to expand my knowledge and experience and seeking new opportunities.
I should also mention that I am something of a budding techie. Recently I have been learning to write computer code and was surprised to find that I find it quite fun and relaxing. I am learning HTML right now and plan to move on to Java and Python this summer. It’s always exciting to learn a new set of skills and who knows where that will take me in my career!
The purpose of this site is to give you a better idea of what I’m all about. You’ll see some concrete examples of my research, links to articles I’ve written, photos and information about past accomplishments, as well as a blog that will be updated semi-regularly. I may also share examples of some of the sites and webapps I hope to develop, when I get to the point that I can create something worth sharing.