I am currently a third-year law student at Albany Law School in Albany, NY. I have a B.S. and M.S. in Science & Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, earned in 2018 and 2019. I am interested in affordable housing, environmental law, and landlord/tenant law.
I am currently a Law Student Intern at Albany Law School’s Community Economic Development Clinic.
From June to August 2020, I worked as a Summer Law Clerk at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. From August to December 2020, I worked at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York as part of a Field Placement with the Justice Center at Albany Law School. During this field placement, I worked with clients, contacted local town and village courts, and developed a database of available federally-subsidized housing in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. Most recently, I worked remotely as a Summer Law Clerk at the National Housing Law Project in San Fransisco, CA from June to August 2021.
Albany Law School
At Albany Law School, I am a member of multiple student organizations.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
I was previously President of the RPI Kung Fu Club. I joined the club in Fall 2014 and first became an officer of the club in Spring/Fall 2015. I held every officer position available, including Public Relations Officer, Vice President, President, and Senior Advisor (also known as “The Unseen and All-Knowing”). The instructor for this club is Sifu Bill Luciano, who is knowledgeable and an incredibly good teacher. My duties included reserving space for practice, collecting club dues, amending the club constitution and bylaws, organizing the budget, social media outreach, and organizing the semesterly Kung Fu Movie Night. Before I went to RPI, I had studied Northern Long Fist at Peter Kwok’s Kung Fu Academy in Westwood, NJ since November 2001.
In Spring 2018, I organized the first annual joint RPI Martial Arts Expo in recent memory. This event took a semester to plan and included nine martial arts clubs at RPI, representing eight martial arts including Aikido, Capoeira, Kendo, Tae Kwon Do, Isshinryu Karate, Kung Fu, and more. At this event, each martial arts club gave a 5-15 minute demonstration. The second expo was held in Fall 2018 and included a table session before the demonstrations.
While at RPI, I was briefly a member of the RPI Lavender Ambassadors during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Car Guys and Martial Artists: Knowledge Classification in Non-Occupational Communities of Practice
I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile. – Walter P. Chrysler
My master’s thesis analyzes the classification and validity of knowledge within non-occupational communities of practice. In this thesis, I analyze how knowledge is classified into one of four categories: traditional knowledge, new knowledge, anti-knowledge, and non-knowledge. I use the classic car community and martial arts community as my case studies and use feminist standpoint theory as my theoretical framework. One of my main conclusions is that the validity of knowledge is in the eye of the beholder.
If you would like to read my master’s thesis, a PDF is available for free on this website. If you would like to share it, do not put it behind a paywall and cite it in Chicago Author-Date, APA, or Bluebook format.