I am the Academic Technology Specialist in the Department of History at Stanford University, where I collaborate with faculty and graduate students on innovations in using technology in their teaching and research. Most of my work focuses on data visualization, humanities design, and digital and spatial history. I write here regulary on my blog, contribute to the BlogWest group blog, and co-host The First Draft podcast.
I am a 20th century U.S. historian specializing in environmental, the North American West, and digital and public history. I'm completing my dissertation through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My dissertation research focuses on the urban and environmental history of Silicon Valley and the rise of environmental politics in the American Sunbelt.