I am a Ph.D. student in African and African American Studies at Harvard University with a primary field in History. I have an M.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin (2015) and a B.A. in Fine Arts from The University of Pennsylvania (2008).

My current work focuses on race, labor, and capitalism in Louisiana’s River Parishes in the 19th century. I search for stories in between the smokestacks and beneath the levees.

This research is influenced by ongoing work in New Orleans as a community organizer, French Quarter tour guide, and designer. I am deeply committed to public history and collaborative scholarship.