I'm a gay, bipolar graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests lay primarily in the digital humanities, specifically archaeology and history, which were the focus of my undergraduate studies. I hope one day to be an academic librarian. I blog about digital humanities, poetry, literature, climate change, politics, warfare, and other topics of interest to me.
I've spent most of my life in Virginia: although born in Charlottesville, I was raised in Fairfax and attended W.T. Woodson High School. I went on to study at the University of Virginia, where I immersed myself in the human past. I helped support myself through research assistant gigs in the Department of Anthropology and the UVA Law Library. I participated directly in the counter-protests against the fascist occupation of my hometown on August 12, 2017. Upon graduation, I spent some time living as a freegan in coastal Maine. After my return to Virginia, I taught history, economics, and government in DC.