I am an interdisciplinary data science and social scientist studying the interactions between knowledge and power, ideals and responsibilities, in a variety of setting. I completed my dissertation in August 2016 at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation and Society. "Making Better Students: ADHD and the Biopolitics of Stimulant Medication" analyzed the relationship between the psychiatric diagnosis of ADHD, the political program of disability accommodations, and the emerging practice of human enhancement. I've developed a unique narrative foresight system, Eventuality, which helps groups rapidly prototype plausible stories about the future, and I've lead workshops and research presentations on the ways in which humans' innate story-telling capacities can be used to make the future more real, relevant, and relatable.
When I am not working, I love to read. I read over 100 books a year (200 in 2017!) and review every book on Goodreads. I'm an expert skier and avid boardgamer.
As of 2018, I am putting this site into a more archival/personal mode, and moving my professional content to Medium at medium.com/mbf-data-science