Sara Hebert is a recent graduate of the Digital Media Studies M.A. program at the University of Denver. Her research interests focus on digital memorialization, social media and sustainable design. A chapter about mourning in Second Life from her master's thesis Digital Memorialization: Collective Memory, Tragedy, and Participatory Spaces recently won the Carl Couch Research Award and is available for download. She pays the bills as a freelance web designer/developer in Louisiana and blogs at