I am a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, where I teach courses in composition and professional writing. I have also served as Assistant Director of the University Writing Center at UofL. I am a graduate of the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Emerson College.
As a scholar and educator, I am broadly interested in how communities of activists advocate for each other across differences. My research and teaching interests include activist public rhetorics; queer, feminist, and critical race studies; translingual approaches to writing and teaching; and social justice pedagogies. In my classroom, I aim to help students become more confident communicators in the contexts of their lives and to learn strategies for engaging in ethical discourse with communities both similar and different from their own.
My research has been recognized through a Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
I am the co-editor of the book Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs, and my scholarship has recently appeared in Composition Studies and JAC.