I am a cartoonist and an ethnographer. I hold a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I wrote my dissertation as a comic (mostly). My expertise is in qualitative research and evaluation, picture-based research methods, curriculum studies, and S.T.E.A.M. education. I’m a 2017 Rona Jaffe Award recipient and a 2019 Ignatz Award recipient for Promising New Talent. My first graphic novel, Hot Comb, was recently published by Drawn & Quarterly. I am currently working on my second graphic novel about environmental racism and redlining.