Researcher, Strategist, Writer, Perspective Counselor
As you might expect from an ethnographer with a Ph.D. in sociology. I research and write about people. I describe the heart of my work as making the universal experience more personal—and making the personal experience part of a bigger universal pattern. I explores the intersection of the personal and the universal, the tactical and the fundamental – how each illuminates the other, and how together they help us navigate the joys and challenges of being human
Evenings you'll find me writing. For nearly two years I wrote an advice column for The Verge, How To Be Human. I wrote two essay collections: A Year of Wednesdays and The Book of Home. You can find more of my writing here.
I occasionally give talks. My most recent talk was about designing for human infrastructure.