I am a feminist human geographer interested in the intersectionality, spatial (in)accessibility, and coalitional activism of marginalized populations within the United States.
My current research focuses on intersectional solidarity, geographies of care, and the voluntary sector within Centre County, Pennsylvania and surrounding communities. Through my research, I examine the potential for coalitional activism as a means of overcoming barriers to spatial access, a necessary component of successful activism and political engagement. I am also exploring the relationship between the state and the voluntary sector in the process of enacting and preventing the success of social justice movements.
Outside of the classroom, I serve as a board member for the Centre LGBTQA Support Network, a Centre County, Pennsylvania community-based LGBTQ+ non-profit dedicated to promoting human rights and social justice for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
I am presently a dual-title PhD student in the Geography and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments at Penn State. Prior to studying at Penn State, I received an MA in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture from the University of Manchester and a BA from Penn State in Anthropology.