I am a PhD Candidate in Communication Studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. My research area broadly focuses on online feminist activism and critical Internet studies. I am also a graduate researcher blogging at the ALiGN Media Lab.
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, I completed my BA in Psychology from the University of Alberta. I earned my MA in Women’s and Gender Studies where I interviewed nine young women readers of popular feminist blogs about their perceptions of contemporary feminist politics. During my MA, I co-founded the Women and Technology Conference with two other graduate students at Carleton University. The success of the conference led to us organizing a second one in 2015. Check out the Women and Technology page to learn more. For more about my research and project experience, check out my LinkedIn profile.
Outside of my school work, I am a Board Member at WISE (Women's Initiatives for Safer Environments) Ottawa where I am committed to furthering girls' and women’s issues through my volunteer work and my participation in community events. Some of the topics of my presentations have included (but not limited to): social media, online sexual violence, media representations of women/girls. For more information, please see my News and Updates, Press page, or contact me (info in footer).
(Photo: Michael Hewitt Photography)