A little more about me

🎉 Elliot’s Mostly Fun Facts

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⓵ I am a first-generation college student and I completed my BA in sociology in 2012

⓶ My favorite hobby is riding my bike anywhere and everywhere it will take me

⓷ I am queer and non-binary and I use they/them pronouns. Transgender Flag on WhatsApp 2.19.175 Trans people exist; we are valid and we are not a burden

⓸ My favorite desert animal is the Javelina (whose closest relative is the hippopotamus!)

⓹ My favorite time of day is the golden hour

⓺ I have a disability (more here and here). I honor my neurodiversity by speaking openly about my differences and communicating my needs without shame.

🔬 Current Work

I work at the University of Arizona School of Sociology as a teaching assistant for Dr. Jeffrey Sallaz. I am also a research assistant for Dr. Jennifer Carlson on a project exploring COVID-19, expertise, conspiracy theory, and gun culture, markets, and politics. Check out my experience page for details about my prior work—including my 7 years of industry experience in the insurance, tech, and government contracting sectors prior to attending graduate school—and my scholarship page for a quick look at my on-going research projects. Feel free to send me a message if you’d like copy of my CV.