Hello! I am a data and communications professional with specialties in the fields of democratic reform, climate action, and interreligious collaboration.
As the Database Manager for the Strategy, Impact, & Learning team at the non-partisan Center for Tech & Civic Life, I build the infrastructure for our coalition to find answers and reflect on our work of modernizing elections in the United States. Furthermore, as a trustee for the Parliament of the World's Religions, I support the work of the largest multi-faith gathering with assignments on the Climate Action Task Force and Global Ethic Committee.
My curriculum vitae includes a number of public speaking engagements and published writings that elaborate on my professional praxis. Some of my recently published work that I am particularly proud of includes:
- "5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Data Management", "Choose the Right Database Model & Free Your Data from Spreadsheets", and other pieces in Towards Data Science
- "Civic Virtues in Conflict?" (data analysis of the Civic Language Perceptions Project) in Office of Citizen
- "Reform Our Elections to Secure a Sustainable Future" (an ecological argument for ranked-choice and approval voting) in The Revelator
- "Embracing electoral reform's spiritual strengths" (faith-based evaluations of ranked-choice and approval voting) in The Fulcrum
- Moderator of "The Global Ethic: A Common Moral Foundation for a World in Conflict" webinar
I also have created and maintain various data management Python scripts. Contact me if you're interested in learning more about any of these solutions:
- Automated Scheduler for Conference Breakout Rooms
- Civil Society and Nonprofit Network Webcrawling and Data Analysis
- Media Hits Webscraping and Analysis
- Airtable API tutorial
I hold a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Divinity from the University of Chicago plus a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Conflict Transformation from North Park University. In a previous professional life I worked as the director of student ministries at Ravenswood Covenant Church and as a steering committee member for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.
Although originally from Oregon's Yamhill Valley, I currently reside in the District of Columbia. In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, travel, and am an aspiring harmonica player.
Interested in booking me for a public speaking engagement or collaborating on a project related to democracy, sustainability, and/or religion? Shoot me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org!