About

I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Germ Network, an encrypted messaging company on a mission to promote healthy communication.

I am also a writer, academic, and consultant. My values-driven approach to business is grounded in deep domain expertise in anti-racist and feminist education and research practices. Please follow me on twitter or Linkedin for my latest updates.

As a Lecturer at Stanford (2017-2022), I taught the popular writing courses “Hashtag Activism” and “Hiphop, Orality, and Language Diversity” and was the founding advisor of The Word: Tha Stanford Journal of Student Hiphop Research. I hold a Ph.D. in Writing Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University, an MFA in Creative Writing – Fiction from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s in Religion and Creative Writing from Princeton University.

My research on rhetorical history, antiracist struggle, and digital media have appeared in College Composition and Communication, Community Literacy Journal, Peitho, and the Journal of Basic Writing, and my reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in Harper’s, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hyperallergic, and more. Find my writing and research under “Writing.”

I am a community organizer with Rad Mission Neighbors, a group I helped found. I work from home in San Francisco.