Ph.D. candidate in Social Anthropology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Dissertation - Communities of Innovation: Cyborganic and the Birth of Social Media
Committee - Nancy Lutkehaus (Chair), Eugene Cooper, Manuel Castells

M.A. in Visual Anthropology
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Trained in film/video production and Social Anthropology. Masters thesis: "The Experts of Everyday Life: Cultural Reproduction and Cultural Critique in Antelope Valley," based on two years of fieldwork in a Southern California tract home development, examines the norms of participating in modern consumer society.

A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Social Anthropology
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Studied modern social theory, medical anthropology, history and philosophy of science.



Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Anthropology, University of Southern California and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, 2007.

Computing & Commerce Producers MVP Award, Netscape Netcenter, 1999

Apple Computer Vivarium Program Video Project Grant, 1992

Goelet Fund Award, grant for documentary fieldwork in Hunza, Pakistan, 1995

Harvard College & John Harvard Scholarships, Harvard College, 1985, 1986, 1987

Elizabeth Cary Aggassiz Scholar, Radcliffe College, 1986

Ms Pac-Man Champion, Wailae Bowl, Honolulu, HI, 1982

Organizations   Member, New Day Films
1994 - present
New Day is a national cooperative of independent social issue filmmakers who distribute their films together to high schools, universities, libraries, and community groups.
Futures Committee Chair, 2000 - 2003
Webmaster and Online Chair, 1994 - 1996

Thesis Advisor on a number of undergraduate thesis projects in new media, Art Center (1992-1993)

President, Anthropology Student Association, U.S.C., Los Angeles, CA (1990-1993)