About Me / Brief CV


My name is Andrea, and I am an engineer, educator-in-training, and activist originally from rural Kansas and currently studying at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.

I hope this blog has found you well and that my content has helped to create some connections between our work as social justice activists and engineers of many types.

Through this site I am hoping to make some caring relationships with others interested in the same things I am – future friends, collaborators, co-authors, and comrades.




Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, 2020 (expected)

– Ph.D. Minor in Queer Studies
– Graduate Certificate in College & University Teaching
– Dissertation Topic: Invisibilized Gendered Experiences: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students in Engineering Education (work in progress)

M. Eng. Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, 2015

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2012

– Honors Program Certificate in Undergraduate Research, Ion Exchange


The Complexity of Nonbinary Gender Inclusion in Engineering Culture. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Convention. Salt Lake City, UT. June 2018.

Intersections of Social Power and Identity: Focus on Gender. Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace. San Diego, CA. January 2018.

Engineering Identity: Laid Bare and Radically Reimagined. Trans/formable Identities Graduate Conference. Corvallis, OR. March 2017.


Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University, 2016-Present
Project Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2016
Chemical Process Engineer, US Air Force Materiel Command, 2013-2016
Chemistry & Physics Teacher, Peace Corps Liberia, 2012
Environmental Engineering Intern, EPA Region 7, 2011-2012
Hydrologist Assistant, United States Geological Survey, 2010-2011