Mickey is a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Media Studies program at the School of Journalism and Communication, as well as a graduate teaching fellow in media production at the Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC). After earning her MA at the UO in Folklore (with a focus on oral history), she decided to pursue a doctorate in media studies as a way of combining oral history, liberation pedagogy, and digital tools into the emerging field of Digital Storytelling. Mickey is a freelance photographer, trained facilitator with the Center for Digital Storytelling, and volunteers with the Trauma Healing Project, incorporating digital storytelling into healing processes with trauma survivors. Her dissertation, Tales of Healing: A Narrative Analysis of the Digital Storytelling Workshop Experience, is an oral history-based study that looks at personal feelings of self-efficacy and their tie to social justice. She has also worked for Mother Earth News, Ms., and American Health magazines on a freelance basis as an editor, photo researcher, and proofreader.