Sydney is a doctoral student specializing in organizational communication. She studies how stigma shapes organizational structures and identification within stigmatized roles. Sydney's recent research explores identity narratives of sex workers in Nevada's legal brothels. Specifically, it examines identity fragmentation and overlap, concealment and disclosure, agency, and other identity tensions that arise from their personal and professional lives.
Sydney received both her B.A. and M.A. from Baylor University. She has presented her work at scholarly conferences including National Communication Association (NCA) conventions. Prior to beginning the doctoral program at Mizzou, Sydney served as the Social Media Specialist at a private museum in Washington, D.C. She currently teaches Comm 1200 (Public Speaking).