I began my Ph.D. at Pitt in the fall of 2015 after working for two years in the Arizona community college system. Prior to this, I received my B.A. in English from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. I specialize in the field of Rhetoric and Composition, and my research concentrates particularly on the intersection of communications rhetoric, software studies, and queer theory. My current project concerns the interplay and slippage between coding languages, interfaces, and digital rhetoric and how they facilitate and respond to the expression of intersectional queer identities in digital spaces.