Hello! I’m InGenius Prep’s Director of Curriculum Development, based in New Haven, Connecticut. I received my B.A. from Yale University with a double major in Philosophy and English. I completed my M.F.A. at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I taught writing-based literature courses for non-English majors at The University of Iowa.
I also worked with and mentored high school students through an Upward Bound program that specialized in college-access. Because of my commitment to teaching, I was awarded a 2015-2016 fellowship to travel abroad and teach at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. I taught a self-designed undergraduate course on ecopoetics, a critical term used to describe poetry that deals with the natural environment in crisis. This is also the focus of my writing, which has appeared in the Cimarron Review, the Denver Quarterly, the Alexandria Quarterly, and Spoon River Poetry Review, among other publications.
As an undergraduate and high school teacher, the central tenant of my teaching philosophy has been to give students empowerment over their own learning processes. I use a variety of techniques in my teaching to help students reflect on their learning styles, pursue their questions, and make connections across disciplines. I bring this same philosophy to working with InGenius Prep, so that students feel excited and engaged at every step of their application process.
In addition to teaching and writing, I love spending time outdoors hiking and camping, especially in my home state of Maine.