I am is a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My advisor is Dr. Amelia Gibson, and I am affiliated with the Behavior and Technology Lab in the division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine. I am an incoming tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University- New Brunswick.
My current program of research examines how sexual and gender minority communities of color interact with information and use technologies to support their health and well-being. I use an interdisciplinary approach to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally-tailored eHealth and mHealth behavioral interventions aimed at reducing health disparities and achieving health equity for sexual and gender minority communities of color. I have over seven years of professional experience working in public health, public affairs & policy, higher education administration, and libraries (e.g. public, legal, academic, and medical libraries). I am a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Millennium Scholar, McNair Scholar, and a recent recipient of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2019), P.E.O. Scholar Award (2019) and a UNC Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2019).
To learn more, check out my curriculum vitae.