Teaching

2017
Lecturer (Cal Poly Pomona): Taught course Coalition Building for MS in Regenerative Studies.
2015-2016
Lecturer (California State University, Los Angeles): Taught undergraduate courses Environmental Racism and Race/Ethnicity & Gender for Chicana/o Studies.
2015-2017
Instructor (Antioch University Los Angeles): Taught course Urban Infrastructure for MA in Urban Sustainability.
2008-2010
Teaching Assistant (UC Irvine): Taught discussion sections for undergradute courses in Anthropology, Sociology, and Chicana/o Studies.

Education
2013
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Dissertation Title: Body-City-Machines: Human Infrastructure for Bicycling in Los Angeles
Advisors: Michael J. Montoya (chair), Julia Elyachar, Keith M. Murphy
2010
M.A. in Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
2005
B.A. in Anthropology, Reed College

Research Interests
Urban sustainability, Human infrastructure, Diversity in environmental social movements, Latina/o urbanism, Public space, Embodiment, Community planning, Mobility justice, Public policy, Experimental ethnography.

Fellowships and Awards
2016
Lecturer of the Year (California Faculty Association at California State University, Los Angeles)
2015
Eleanor “Happy” Leacock Travel Award (Society for the Anthropology of North America)
2014
Young Professional of the Year (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals)
2012-2013
President's Dissertation Year Fellowship (UC Irvine)
2012
Outstanding Graduate Student Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology)
2010
Summer Research Collaborator, New Approaches to Individualization, Infrastructure, and Consumption (Intel Labs and the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at UC Irvine)
2008-2009
Community Scholar, Community Outreach Partnership Center (UC Irvine)
2007/2010
Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship (UC Irvine)

Service
2016-
Advisory Board Member, Orange County Environmental Justice
2016-
Advisory Board Member, Multicultural Communities for Mobility
2014
Equity Advisory Panelist, Better Bikeshare Partnership, PeopleForBikes
2014
Advisory Committee Member, Alliance for Biking & Walking 2015 Benchmarking Report
2013-2014
Cycle Track Technical Work Group Member, Federal Highway Administration
2013-
Founder and Moderator, Bike Equity Network
2013-
Member, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Diversity Task Force
2013
Equity Advisory Council Member, League of American Bicyclists
2012-2013
Editorial Intern at Cultural Anthropology
2011-2012
Editorial Intern at American Anthropologist
2009-2010
Graduate Student Representative, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
2008-2011
Co-founder and Board Secretary, CicLAvia, Los Angeles
2008-2011
Co-founder and Organizer, City of Lights/Ciudad de Luces, Los Angeles