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.
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.
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.