a writer, researcher, and social justice activist. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She currently serves as an editor for the new asterisk magazine and The Civic Beat. Her work appears in Hyperallergic, art21, Art Practical, Creative Applications Network, Daily Serving, Planting Rice, and Stretcher. She currently serves as a board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and ZERO1: The Art and Technology network. Currently pursuing her master's degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, her research areas include computational aesthetics, programming, coding, open source culture and their effects on contemporary art.