A selected resume.

These are just a few of the highlights from my long path through my studies and career.



I have devoted my life to the pursuit of education. As I work on completing my doctoral dissertation, I near the completion of a goal I set out to complete nearly two decades ago.


The George Washington University

PhD—In Progress

I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation, a consideration of literature written during the so-called animal turn. I am fortunate to work with Robert McRuer and David Mitchel.

The University of Maryland


 I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree and thesis of original poetry in 2003. I worked with Stanley Plumly, Elizabeth Arnold, and Michael Collier.

Western Washington University


I earned my baccalaureate degree at Western Washington University, studying poetry under the guidance of Bruce Beasley and Suzanne Paola.


Teaching Experience

Since my time at the Green River College, I new I wanted to one day share my love of education with others.


San Diego Unified School District

English Instructor, Multiple Grades


The George Washington University

Adjunct Instructor, English and University Writing Program



Administrative Experience

I have held administrative positions that have diversified my abilities in the academic and educational world.


The George Washington University

Graduate Program Coordinator, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences


The University of Maryland

Administrative Assistant, English Department Undergraduate Advising