I am a PhD student in ethnomusicology. I have previously studied music of Nepal and music in the lindy hop/blues dance sub-culture. I came to Pittsburgh with a Masters in ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University where my thesis was on how the legal system protects identity for musicians. I am currently working on a project studying urban soundscapes in Pittsburgh in order to answer the question, “What does gentrification sound like?” I also hold bachelor degrees in music and telecommunication and a JD from Wayne State University Law School. My work on voice has appeared in Popular Music and Society and I have presented papers at a number of regional and national conferences. I have also studied Nepalese sarangi and have experience performing in both Balinese and Javanese gamelan ensembles.