I am currently a PhD student in the department of World Arts and Cultures/ Dance at UCLA and enrolled in the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate program through UCLA's Center for Digital Humanities . I completed my MA thesis entitled "Visiting Digital Tombstones: Unearthing Questions of Digital Personhood, Commemoration, and Remembrance Processes" in 2015. I am interested in the ways in which digital devices and tools are reshaping cultural practices and academic disciplines (specifically art history). My current dissertation project is born out of a digital art exhibition I will be co-curating for the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts that will open in the fall of 2017 entitled "Hot Body, Cool Tech: Performative and Choreographed Bodies in New Media."
I worked at the Getty Research Institute in the department of Digital Art History, spending several years helping to develop the Getty Scholars' Workspace (TM), a set of digital tools specifically designed for conducting collaborative art historical research that was released in December of 2015. I served as project coordinator, research assistant, and web builder for the first born digital publication to come out of the Getty Scholars' Workspace, entitled "Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681: A Digital Facsimile with Translation and Commentary."