12246819_10153896004671535_3041991125228179271_nKrystin Gollihue is a PhD candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program at NC State University. Her research explores feminist approaches to critical making that account for the deeply historical and multimodal ways women and rural people have created communities of work, literacy, and communication. Her work is forthcoming in Computers & Composition, Kairos, Enculturation, and others.

Krystin has also served for almost 4 years as the Graduate Editor for the Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State, where she has most recently helped launch The Nonprofit Experience, a storytelling podcast about the ways all of us are wrapped up in the work of the nonprofit sector. There, she has developed content, communication, and financial strategies to propel the journal into being a nationally recognized publication. She tells stories, translates research, and builds community in and across North Carolina.

Krystin’s interest in community and technology extend to the DH Hill Library Makerspace, where she works as the Graduate Extension Assistant and develops programming and curriculum around critical making, specifically textiles and wearables. She hosts the NCSU Repair Cafe, an event series where campus community members can learn how to fix broken items, and serves on the Making Space Working Group, dedicated to bringing diverse perpsectives in STEM to campus for speaking and workshop engagements. Krystin’s crowning achievement in the Makerspace is to name one of the Lulzbot 3D printers after Euphonia, the first automaton.

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