I received my PhD in Religion at the University of Denver (2021) with a focus on remix theory and Buddhism (see Current Research). My blog here engages with some of this work and ongoing research.
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida (2007), receiving my BA with Honors in Humanities and a minor in Anthropology, and received my MA from the University of South Florida (2009) in Religious Studies.
I previously held positions as an instructor at both of those institutions, along with Valencia College (I’ve listed some previous courses taught here). I also co-founded Nomos Journal in 2012 and served as its chief editor until its dissolution at the end of 2019 (follow link for archived content).
Outside of my formal studies, I try to spend as much time as I can outside and hiking, and am slowly making my way up Colorado’s 14ers. I love to read and travel, exercise and meditate, camp and stargaze, and have been excitedly learning more about urban foraging, local wild edibles, wildcrafting, and fermented foods. I’ve recently started making various strands of mala beads and dabbling with sumi-e painting (mostly ensō paintings as part of my meditation practice). I’ve also been a homebrewer for over ten years (and a connoisseur for much longer!) making beer, mead, and cider, and have won a few medals in brewing competitions. I regularly post about what I’m up to, where I’ve been traveling, and current projects on my Mastodon and Pixelfed pages, so please feel free to connect with me there.