I do technology studies, co-organize @The_Maintainers, and profess Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. I studied the history of technology, business history, environmental history, and US social and political history at Carnegie Mellon University. Most of my work there was supported through a National Science Foundation funded center on climate change policy. I did a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. There, going against everything my mother taught to hold dear, I started hanging out with "historians of science," and even blogged with some for a while. I taught for five years at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. In 2015, my buddy, Andrew Russell, and I started a global research network called The Maintainers, which is dedicated to the study of maintenance, repair, upkeep, and ordinary work with technology. I started working at Virginia Tech in August 2017.