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Fellowships/ Appointments


Visiting Fellow
Institute for Social Research (IfS) 

The Institute for Social Research (IfS) in Frankfurt, Germany - the birthplace of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory - is an internationally recognized site for critical research that works to examine prevailing social and political conditions with unrealized possibilities. 

I will be working at the Institute for three weeks in the Spring of 2024, where I will spend time learning from colleagues about applications of critical research to my own research foci, as well as present my project focusing on applying critical theory in the field of communications titled Arguing from Within: Foregrounding Immanent Critique in the study of Communications  (11:00am, May 10, 2024). 

Spring, 2024

Pre-Doctoral Fellow
PBR Institute 

Summer, 2023

The Pennsylvania Broadband Research (PBR) Institute aims to critically examine the political and economic dynamics of broadband policy at the state and federal levels. As the PBR Institute fellow, I work closely with leading scholars in the field through a collaboration between the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University, and the MIC Center under the Annenberg School for Communication at The University of Pennsylvania. Scholars involved include Christopher Ali, Sascha Meinrath, Victor Pickard and David Berman.

I spent my summer working at the MIC Center under the Annenberg School for Communication in Philedelphia.

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The Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS) program is administered by the Media, Inequality & Change Center (MIC) at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and allows summer Fellows to gain experience at major national, non-profit institutions in Washington, D.C. 

I spent my summer in Washington, D.C., and my internship placement was with Common Cause.

Summer, 2022

WPSU Board Member


WPSU is central Pennsylvania's Public Media provider, operating as both a PBS and NPR member station to a primarily rural population of 1.3 million Pennsylvanians.

I was nominated and elected as WPSU’s first student member on the Board of Representatives, and I sit on the government relations committee.


News Literacy - Penn State


Working with prominent scholars at Penn State campuses across the commonwealth, I have been involved in the Penn State News Literacy Initiative from the ground up. Collectively working to implement News Literacy as an essential skill for all Penn State students, the initiative works to bring together interdisciplinary university faculty and administrators, in addition to community leaders, public media representatives, and members of Penn State's news readership program.

I lead the News Literacy Ambassador Institute, which runs once a year and aims to teach high achieving Penn State undergraduate students the values foundational to news literacy, such as critical thinking, active consumption of news, and political and economic dynamics impacting the journalism industry today. 

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