I am a writing tutor at San Diego State University and a teaching assistant with AmeriCorps. I will be graduating with two BAs in December 2015. I will then be working towards a Master's degree in Women's Studies with the intention of ultimately obtaining a PhD in American Indian Studies with an emphasis in Literature.
Students come into classrooms and writing centers with their own beliefs, experiences, and ideas. Culture, gender, religion, class, and sexual orientation all play pivotal roles in understanding where students are coming from and what we as educators need to provide to them to facilitate compassion, empathy, and learning.
2012 -- 2nd place; Grossmont College Poetry Slam 2012 -- Published in A Year in Ink, vol. 6 2012 -- Published in The Far East: Everything Just As It Is 2014 -- Published in the Aztec Literary Review 2014 -- Co-published an article for The Map of Early Modern London
AA -- English Literature AA -- English, Creative Writing AA -- Fine Arts & Humanities BA -- English BA -- American Indian Studies MA -- Rhetoric & Writing Studies: The Teaching of Writing (Spring 19)
Research Interests: American Indian literature and studies, Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Post-Colonialism, Radical Indigenism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Linguistics, Anglo-Irish literature and studies, Irish literature, Animal Studies