Academic History

University of Texas at Austin, class of 2023

  • B.A. History, Rhetoric & Writing
  • Certificates in Museum Studies and Digital Humanities
  • 3.95 Cumulative GPA
  • 7x Dean’s List


HIS 366N (History & Data Tools): In this course, I learned basic Python skills and applied them to historical datasets. I developed my Old Manhattan Synagogues project.
HIS 365G (History of Museums): I studied the pedagogy of and innovation in museums. I created my Historic Black Austin Snapchat tour. I proposed an exhibit at the Austin History Center.
HIS 378W (History Capstone–Inquisition Track): I wrote my capstone on Judaic holidays in the Inquisition-era Iberian world.
HIS 363E (Mapping Latin America): In this course, I analyzed historic and modern maps portraying Latin America.


RHE 328 (Writing for Nonprofits): I learned the premises of technical writing. I developed several mock government documents and nonprofit advertisements. Additionally, I critiqued brnading strategies for a local museum.
RHE 330C (Podcasts & Paradigms): I studied the rhetoric of podcasts and created my own podcast.
RHE 330C (Rhetorical Metrics): I learned R and and studied computation’s application to textual analysis.
RHE 330E (Rhetoric of Law): In this course, I learned to apply critical theory to legal development.

Skills Courses

CS 303E (Introduction to Computer Science): In this course, I learned the foundations of Python.
GRG 410C (Spatial and Data Analysis): In this course, I learned about spatial data collection, analysis, and presentation.
ACC 310F (Intro to Accounting): I am studying the foundations of business accounting.
ADV 339K (Intro to Graphic Design): I am learning to use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Research Lead for the Office of Campus Contextualization and Commemeration Creating critical maps, leading a team of researchers, and developing innovative historical storytelling strategies for a department dedicated to unveiling UT Austin’s history of racism. May 2021-Present

Communication Lead at Pivot Engineers
Developing memos, perfecting website design, and managing social media content for a forensic structural engineering firm. January 2021-Present

Contract Speech and Debate Judge for the Texas Forensic Association
Critiquing high school students’ persuasive and informative presentations at the state and local level.
September 2019-March 2021

Speech Consultant and Teaching Assistant at James Bowie HS
Helping students develop effective persuasive speaking skills and creating long-term pedagogical resources for public high school students. May 2020-November 2020

Volunteer Work

Digital Humanities Certificate Committee Represented the undergraduate perspective on the certificate committee by providing course and programming recommendations. January 2023-Present (5 hours)

Policing Project
Contacted police departments and cleaned data in order to learn more about patterns of policing in relation to communities of color. September 2021-December 2021 (20 hours)

Election Day Clerking
Worked on two election days providing services to Austin-area voters. November 2020 and December 2021 (25 hours)

Beyond Resolved
Advocated for a gender-equitable debate space and provided accessible coaching to disadvantaged and gender-diverse students.
August 2019-December 2019 (30 hours)

Library Assistant
Managed collections, inventory, and programming at the JBHS library.
January 2019-June 2019 (80 hours)

Digitized and transcribed legal records for FamilySearch.
May 2017-August 2019 (100 hours)

Independent Projects

LDS Hymnbook Project
February 2022-Ongoing Researching differences between historic and modern Latter-day Saint hymnbook. Presenting research at the Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference, UT Day of DH, and UT Research Week.

February 2022-Ongoing
This is an organization created for students at UT Austin to learn digital skills and apply them to humanities questions. I am the president of this growing organization. Learn more here.

September 2019-May 2020 (30 hours)
Founding member of LGBTeachers at Texas State University, a group for students looking to work in public service.

Automated Twitter Bot
January 2021-February 2021 (10 hours)
Created @OldShulSpots on Twitter to display historical changes. This project used Google and Twitter APIs and received the attention of multiple Jewish history organizations.

Presentations and Talks

Space, Place, and the 1835 LDS Hymnbook
Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference (3/4/2023)

Yiddish Digital Studies - An Exploration Roundtable
UT Austin Germanic Studies Department (11/10/2022)

TSDH: Building Undergraduate Engagement in the DH
UT Austin Germanic Studies Department (11/3/2022)

This Used to Be a Synagogue
B’nai Brith International (1/22/2022)

Mapping Black Austin UT GIS Day Lightning Talk Series (11/17/2021)

Mapping New York’s Former Synagogues
Center for Jewish History Geneaology Coffee Break (11/12/2021)

This Used to Be a Synagogue
Yiddish Book Center Multimedia Presentations (10/21/2021)

Skills Summary

  • Intermediate Yiddish
  • Technical Writing
  • Archival Research
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Programming (Python, Git, R)
  • GIS software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro)
  • Audio editing (Audacity)
  • Visual media editing (GIMP, Adobe Suite, Canva)