What I do:
I am a fourth year doctoral student in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures. I consider myself an interdisciplinary scholar, studying interpersonal communication, narratives, emotion, and prejudice.
- Had amazing conversations at the Cultural Rhetorics Conference!
- Participated in the Gradate Learning Community, Collaborating for Change This is an ongoing learning community . It’s for all Grad TAs or grad students who may teach at some point.
- In-Press: “Using Neurofeedback and Mindfulness Pedagogies to Teach Open Listening” (Computers and Composition)
- Facilitated Reading Seminar, MC 399: Having Difficult Conversations Check out my students’ projects from a reading seminar on listening from interdisciplinary perspectives here!
- Attended Meaningful Play Conference. Read about my experience attending this amazing conference for the first time here!
- Teaching WRA 210: Web Authoring Read about my experience here!
Who I am…
I enjoy being in nature (ask me about my sandhill crane impersonation, or about my experience watching their migration gathering/”staging” area through a telescope in Michigan!). I sing to express myself, to play, and to relieve stress. Roller dancing is not dead. I love music, and am slowly, slowly learning to play the guitar and the mandolin. I also love to play with stories; improv is a way of life. I once took an improv class in Minneapolis with my mother, and it was one of the coolest experiences of my life (and couldn’t beat the company; my mom is funny af). I also love watching movies, which I often integrate into my teaching. Movies are stories connected to individual and cultural stories on deep levels….plus they give us (me) all of the feels.