TaL Creator, Creative Director, Host, Content Designer, Executive Producer, and Site Manager
I am a Public and Design Anthropologist, currently writing my dissertation at Brandeis University. My research circulates around design, food, food security, agricultural science, and science and technology studies. Oh and quinoa. Geographically, I work in Peru. But my real love is public anthropology, spreading social consciousness and generating compassion and co-problem solving amongst our fellow humans and earth-mates.
Like the anthropological quest to tell a fuller, more complete story, I was drawn to public digital broadcasting as a way to create and bridge conversations between academic and public realms. I get energy from meeting new people and am something of a social butterfly (or perhaps a moth because I’m drawn to bright lights at night). I’m also a musician and play in various soul, funk, and country bands around Boston. The ordered chaos and harmony of instruments, sounds, and musicians co-creating a cohesive and emotionally moving experience is for me the spice of life. In a similar way, to me, anthropology isn’t a dispassionate science but a way to expand our understanding of one another, to share human stories that get to the center of, as Paul Stoller says, what matters most in social life, and to keep alive a sense of what it means to live in the world one struggles to understand.