I use qualitative and data-driven methods to examine how cities approached problems of community-building, diversity, and growth. Combining technical, organizational, and analytical skills, I can reach out to new communities and reinvigorate existing connections. I am a currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln working on projects in the digital humanities, local history, and urban history. My blog houses my thoughts on the academia, digital humanities, and graduate student life, urban topics and occasionally other items.