This is my blog. I am a doctoral student at Oregon State University, majoring in Environmental Engineering, minoring in Queer Studies. I am also obtaining a Graduate Certificate in College & University Teaching.
My career goal is to one day be able to teach and research within higher education. I want to share my passion for environmental engineering, particularly around water and wastewater treatment. I wish to engage in social justice and inclusion work – I want engineering to be a great place for everybody. I do not want any young queer women in engineering to have had the work experiences or classroom experiences I have had.
In this blog I will write and reflect on what I am engaging in. Some of it will be academic, some of it will be easier to read. It is an opportunity to write and reflect and hopefully – if you come across this website – you will enjoy it.
Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located in the traditional territory of the Chepenefa (“Mary’s River”) band of the Kalapuya. After the Kalapuya Treaty (Treaty of Dayton) in 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to what are now the Grand Ronde and Siletz reservations, and are now members of Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (http://ctsi.nsn.us).