about me

I’m a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan. My research is motivated by a desire to recognize the intersections between college student writers’ incoming knowledge and future aspirations, as well as a commitment to supporting the instructors that work with these students in adapting their preexisting knowledge in order to work toward their goals.

Sleeping Bear Dunes, 2017

For the past four years, I have had the privilege of working with student writers at the University of Michigan as an instructor in the English Department Writing Program and as a researcher at the Sweetland Center for Writing. At Michigan, I collaboratively published on the role of composition instructors’ class identities in first-year composition and the experiences of transfer students adjusting to college writing at Michigan.

Before I came to Michigan, I earned my MA in Rhetoric and Writing in the English department at the University of New Mexico. At New Mexico, I was able to work with student writers as an instructor and a TA Mentor in the Core Writing program, and I was also involved with the development of the eComp online writing program. With the eComp team, I was able to publish collaboratively on professional development for online writing instructors and the affordances of online learning environments for teaching/learning multimodal composition.

#millennial, documenting my love for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, 2017
The best friend.

I grew up in Seattle, where I played music, made coffee, and earned my BA in English and Women Studies at the University of Washington, where I was fortunate enough to work as a peer tutor in both the English Department Writing Center and in the Odegaard Research and Writing Center.

When I’m not researching writing and writing instruction, I am most likely tinkering with social media, watching horror films, or fawning over my chihuahua, Biscuit.