I'm a PhD student studying education in the sociology department at Boston College. I'm a first generation college student and I'm a huge fan of anything that breaks down the walls of higher education for anyone who has felt underserved by "education-as-usual". People like to tell me their story and nothing would thrill me more than to hear how you connect "where you're from" with "where you are going". DIY U and the Edupunk's Guide by Anya Kamenetz are my favorite books right now and I'd love to be a resource on P2PU for anyone trying to construct their DIY education.
For fun, I like to mountain bike and fix up old bikes. I play guitar and write songs, but lately I find myself writing more papers than songs unfortunately. I watch bad TV when I need a break from the academic stuff and I used to play soccer competitively, but injuries have stopped me from doing much more than joining a good pick up game. I was raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA and I would do anything possible for my family. I'd love to meet you so send a note and let's chat!