Featured Academic Projects
Work completed at Georgetown University's Communication, Culture + Technology program. A vault of what set my trajectory for always finding fun, curiosity, and creativity.
The Future of Money | Futurism Scenario Planning
Assignment: To select a topic (currency) and research its future in 15 years time (2027) for a hypothetical client (Visa)
Impact: Predicting the future is hard work, but uncovering generalized patterns even 8 years out have highlights including: the emergence of bitcoin (and other blockchain technologies), polarized political climate, and micro-communities of niche interest and incentives (i.e. influencer audiences on social media, Patreon, etc.)
Additional work: Presentation documenting research
'Revolving Door' | Social Network Analysis
Assignment: Use NodeXL to analyze a network (lobbyists). Present the graph theory about connections, distributions and segmentations.
Impact: Using public data set of the 'revolving door' in Washington, I focused on a set of politicians moving from congress to firms and boards highlighting influence in the last 5-years.
Additional skills: Foundational SNA, NodeXL proficient and applied SNA research to multiple applications.
3D Printing | Emerging Technologies
Assignment: To unpack black box technologies and teach non-technologists about emerging technologies and potential implications.
Impact: 3D printing, at the time, was incredibly nascent, the Economist feature mapped out its implications on manufacturing and a 'maker' revolution. Today, conversations about 3D printed guns are discussed in the court systems, but the 'revolution' has yet to unfold. I was incredibly enthusiastic, maybe naively so, but it made me a full-fledged maker at heart. Even if I was 'too early' on this one.
Additional work: Video introducing the technology, research paper
gnovis Journal · Editor-in-Chief
Position: Led student-run publication, sponsored by Georgetown Communication, Culture and Technology interdisciplinary program.
Projects: website overhaul (Wordpress from Drupal), podcast series, gnovicon symposium, multimedia/art issue + PDF journal.
Additional Initiatives: Daily blog series, student training and events including Nerd Nite,a presentation series applying academic rigor to light hearted topics.