I am currently serving as a Lecturer in Yale’s Department of Music, where I also received my PhD in Music. My research specialization is in ethnomusicology, meaning that I study people making music and what music means to them in their daily lives. I became interested in the anthropology of music when I was an undergraduate at Harvard, where I was the first joint concentrator in music and archaeology and graduated magna cum laude with highest honors.
My favorite part about being a lecturer is working with students in the classroom. I especially enjoy helping students express themselves clearly and confidently in their writing, whether in personal statements, scholarship applications, or academic papers. As a consultant and workshop leader at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of students on their writing, while also training teachers to teach writing more effectively.
Outside of my teaching and research, I enjoy reading Scandinavian noir and staying active in musical performance, whether writing pop songs, singing in professional choral ensembles, or playing Brazilian choro music on the flute.