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 LGBTQ+ coalition-building, geographies of care, and the non-profit industrial complex within Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ+ non-profit sector 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 care, mutual aid, and the non-profit industrial complex.
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.