Speaking and Writing


Why Running a Half Marathon Eased My Anxiety More Than Therapy. Positively Positive. (2017)


“Bottling the Sauce and Providing the Recipe”: Developing a Toolkit for a Successful Nutrition Education Program. MBA Capstone, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA. (2016)


With Christopher Lynn and Jason DeCaro. Tattooing to ‘Toughen Up’: Tattoo Experience and Secretory Immunoglobulin A. American Journal of Human Biology. (2016)


“Nice Ink, Man”: A Biocultural, Mixed Methods Approach to Tattooing as Costly Honest Signaling Among Southern Women. Master’s thesis, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. (2015)


I was an Episcopal Peace Fellowship Young Adult Delegate to the 2015 Episcopal Church’s General Convention. I wrote four reflections on the experience:

Notes on Day 1

There Is Still Work To Do

A091: Affirm Work for Food Ministries and Food Security

A096: Affirm Relationship-Based Social Justice


As an Episcopal Urban Intern in Los Angeles, I was required to write occasional blog posts. They included:

EUIP Alumni: We Are Who You Tell Us We Are.

Risking Love.

My Spiritual Map of My Year of Service.

Finding Christ Through Community.



Reflections on Solidarity, Privilege and National Advocacy Weekend. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s Blog, Nuestra Vida, Nuestra Voz. (2013)


Letting Her Hair Down. The Birmingham Arts Journal 3:2 (2006). pp. 27-35.


Tattooing as protection against enemy arrows: Enhanced immune response among the heavily tattooed as an allostatic stress response.” Human Biology Association Annual Meeting 2015, St. Louis, March 25-26 (2015)


“Human Sexual Response”. The University of Alabama, Anthropology 208, The Anthropology of Sex, March 14th (2013)


“Modern Human Male and Female Anatomy and Physiology.” The University of Alabama, Anthropology 208, The Anthropology of Sex, February 12 (2013)


“Evolutionary Medicine.” The University of Alabama, Anthropology 270, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, November 28 (2012)


Perspective of Current Master Students Panel. University of Alabama, New Graduate Student Orientation, August 18 (2012)


“Nice Ink, Man”: Perceptions of Tattooed Women in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Eastern and Midcontinent Regions Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Bloomington, May 17-20 (2012)


“Performances of Power: Crossing the Boundary between American Football and Neo-Burlesque” Second Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, April 11 (2011) (Fourth Place for Oral Presentation)