I am a writer and anthropologist based in Austin, Texas. As a Content Marketing Manager at Indeed.com, I research and write about organizational culture, leadership, technology, HR, and hiring. I draw on my training as an anthropologist to study emerging trends, and I strategize, design, and develop qualitative and quantitative research projects to generate insights into the world of work. I also write profile pieces and have a podcast series featuring bestselling authors and thought leaders. My work for Indeed is regularly picked up by national news outlets and featured in industry newsletters.
My training as an anthropologist brings a unique lens to my work, and I'm a researcher at heart. Methodologically, I have expertise in ethnography, participant observation, structured/semi-structured interviews, focus groups, diary studies, open-ended survey questions, textual analysis, life histories, archival research, and more.
My past academic research examined the interplay of cultural beliefs and disability diagnoses in the U.S. and Central America, and investigated how social media facilitates new communities among people with rare and unnamed syndromes. I am in the process of reworking my dissertation as a book manuscript.
I have worked, studied, and volunteered on four continents, plus a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, M.A. from the University of Chicago, and B.A. from Carleton College.