I received my Master of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. I chose Seattle University for its humanistic approach to psychology with its roots in existential phenomenology. Prior to that I attended Utah Valley University where I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology, and a minor in Gender Studies. My academic pursuits have included research on materialism, fat shaming, and memoirs of mental illness in comics.
Hobbies and Interests
My current interests include spirituality, philosophy, snowboarding, comics, video games and geek culture at large, listening to, and contributing to podcasts. My recent creative projects have included guest speaking on the Dorkadia, and Mormon Expression Podcast, as well as presenting at the Penny Arcade Expo in 2014, and 2015. This years panel explored how identity and culture development can lead to conflicts within the gaming community. I have become increasingly interested in the power of story, and its ability to forge meaning, identity, and community. I find meaning in my relationships to others, and in story, and my connection to nature.