An Antidisciplinary Adjunct
Carnegie Mellon University • 2017—present
Open to all majors, my classes are taught in Carnegie Mellon University’s interdisciplinary program, IDeATe. These courses take an integrative approach to design, art, and technology with a focus on rapid prototyping technology.
A skills-based class that teaches students the basics of digital fabrication. Students design and build something that performs holding.
STORYTELLING WITH MACHINES
This class uses fairy tales and automata to teach students basic narrative and mechanical engineering.
3D PRINTING AND MODELING MICRO
This class explores the capabilities of 3D printing and modeling through hands-on making.
A Feminist Makerspace
Prototype pgh, 501c3 • 2016—Present
Prototype’s mission is to build gender and racial equity in tech and entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh, PA. I founded this organization with Erin Gatz in 2016. We strive to fulfill this mission by providing affordable access to tools and equipment, offering workshops that prioritize the experiences of marginalized communities, and cultivating a gender-inclusive professional support network.
As co-founder and CEO, a large part of my responsibilities are focused on business development and strategy.
These visual, spatial, and programmatic experiences help build an inclusive and safe environment.
The Women’s Work incubator is Prototype’s newest program. It serves women-own social impact businesses.
Beyond the Resume
A comprehensive view of my career can be found on my resume.
The following projects were outside the scope of my daily responsibilities, or were part of ongoing contract work.
My work at TechShop included Education Manager, Sr. Mgr. of Creative Media, and Director of Marketing.
I’ve been a youth educator and teaching artist since 2012. This list is nearly comprehensive.
Outside of youth education, I have taught many maker and skills-based classes for all ages.
Steel City Solutions
Steel City Solutions was a conference designed to encourage technology in Pittsburgh's nonprofit community.
As an employee/owner of Zoo City, I worked with clients to design and print custom apparel.
Scoria, a now-defunct artist residency, hosted the Public Lab for a DIY aerial mapping project in Butte, MT.