“Filmmaking From the Gut: How Paul Thomas Anderson Created Magnolia from Aimee Mann's Songwriting Voice." Music and the Moving Image Conference (28 May, 2016).
“Strip It Down and Rebuild It: The Reinvention of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Music in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan.” Music and the Moving Image Conference (31 May, 2014).
“Break-down of a Music-Film: The Synthesis of Media and Musical Realms in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream.” Music and the Moving Image Conference (2 June, 2013).
“From Black Swan to Swan Lake: A Reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s Music.” American Musicological Society, Pacific Southwest Chapter (15 October, 2011).
“Adaptability as National Unity in the Music of Rome, Open City.” Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, Madison, WI (25 March 2011).
“Tennessee Williams’ Synthesis of the Arts in The Glass Menagerie, The Night of the Iguana, and Sweet Bird of Youth.” Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music, Santa Barbara, CA (16 January 2010).
Awards and Honors
Selection for Best Video Essay of the Year, Sight & Sound Magazine (2017)
Community Leadership Award, Child Abuse Prevention Services (2017)
Best Documentary, California Women's Film Festival (2016)
Best Documentary Honorable Mention, Cleveland International Film Festival (2016)
Award for Feminism on Film, Women's Independent Film Festival (2016)
TEDx Speaker: TEDxYouth Toronto (2013)
Special Regents Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara
Stanley Krebs Prize in Musicology (2011)
Magna cum laude, senior thesis project at Harvard University, “Synthesizing the Arts: James Joyce’s and Tennessee Williams’s Applications of Richard Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk" (2008)