I have been an English language instructor since 2005.
I earned my MA in Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. I taught for many years in various English programs in Chicago, and I completed two U.S. State Department English Language Fellowships posted in Beirut, Lebanon.
2019 marks my second year in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University. I serve the SLS program as co-chair of the 2019 Second Language Research Forum and as co-chair of the Student Organization of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.
I also make time to serve the greater MSU community. In 2018, I acted as the graduate representative for the Accessible Learning Conference. In 2019, I am contributing to a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort conceived by the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition lab to bring an accessible art exhibit to our campus.
In 2018, I interned with the English Learner and Accessibility Specialist at the Michigan Department of Education. My time with the MDE afforded me a valuable insider glimpse into the educational assessments in the state and the realities of implementing top-down policies with teachers and learners on the ground.
I hope you enjoy browsing this site. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, especially any comments related to the accessibility of the content here.