I am a Ph.D. student in Literature at Marquette University. My dissertation examines the struggles of feminism and femininity in women’s writing from World War I. I received my M.A. in English Literature with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Duquesne University in 2010 and my B.A. with a major in English Literature and a minor in History from California State University, Northridge in 2008.

I teach rhetoric and composition at Marquette. I love teaching and love my students, most of the time. I’ve worked as a writing tutor at Marquette and Duquesne. I’ve written for the Raynor Library’s Digital Scholarship Lab blog. I have also edited a few poetry chapbooks and regularly edit academic writing. I was also the Editorial Assistant for Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature from 2012-2014.

Pottermore has placed me in Gryffindor, but I like to think of myself as a Gryffinclaw. I’m a self-professed nerd (could you tell?). I believe in reading for fun, even if it means reading only 10 pages before going to bed. My taste varies, but I tend to read contemporary fiction, fantasy, Victorian fiction, and historical fiction.


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