Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work as an undergraduate teaching assistant, peer advisor, graduate teaching fellow, lecturer, and instructional assistant professor in Mathematics, English, Anthropology, and Linguistics. I have attended and worked at both large & small, private & public, and urban & rural institutions across the country.
I have always loved travel, learning languages, and learning about other cultures, which is why I chose to pursue a Ph.D. in Linguistics at Rice University. For my dissertation, I had the opportunity to learn from and work with speakers of the Nez Perce Language, an American Indigenous Language of the Pacific Northwest, conducting an acoustic phonetic documentation of the language. More generally, my research and teaching have focused on language, culture, & identity; language documentation & revitalization; second language acquisition; and acoustics, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods.
I am passionate about teaching, mentoring, and collaborating with students, peers, and faculty to foster an environment that eliminates barriers which inhibit learning. I am excited to bring this passion and background to InGenius Prep, teaching students how to break down the application process into manageable pieces and build on previous material as well as inspire them to invest in learning so that they can be successful at their chosen university.