About

This is my blog where I share tids and bits of things I am working on, featured in, or just some thoughts I have. I recently completed my PhD at Oregon State University, majoring in Environmental Engineering, minoring in Queer Studies.  I have also completed a Graduate Certificate in College & University Teaching at OSU alongside a Masters in Environmental Engineering.

In this blog I will write and reflect on what I am engaging in. It is a mix of academic engineering & social justice, labor unionism and organizing, Judaism, and other stuff I am interested in.Some of it will be academic, some of it will be easier to read. It is an opportunity for me to write and share and hopefully – if you come across this website – you may find it interesting too!

I would like to acknowledge that I currently reside on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, Washington: the Duwamish People past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.

Where I performed my PhD research was at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR which 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).