I’m currently a student in the doctoral program at UConn English, focusing on Writing Studies. I am a tutor at the excellent UConn Writing Center, and I helped to co-create the 2021 Racism in the Margins conference. I’m currently heading into my exam year where I’ll be focusing on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in the Writing Classroom.
I received a BA from the incomparable Shimer College, a Great Books school in the Chicago area, where I studied philosophy, and an MA in Literature from George Mason, where I served as a member of the term faculty for three years. Also at GMU, I wrote a thesis on change of gender and cross-dressing in folktales, and worked with the Writing Center, the ESL Opt-In program, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program.
I have worked nearly every job you can imagine, from barista to kebob-maker to painter of walking canes. I was a technical writer for a few years, and spent nearly ten years as a Social Worker, working with individuals with disabilities and chronic mental illness.
I have worked as a freelance copy-editor since 2015 and have helped dozens of graduate students perfect their theses and dissertations. I was the lead copy editor for the Journal of Mason Graduate Research and the Lead Designer of the English 302 OER Collection.
I literally can’t stop writing and reading, and I love cats, sugar, and laughing.