I joined the KU Writing Center in Summer 2012, after working at the University of Chicago as a writer and copy editor for a year and a half. Before that, I served for four years as the Writing Center Coordinator and a composition instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where I also earned my master’s degree in English literature. While working as a writing center consultant there as part of my graduate teaching assistantship, I fell in love with writing centers and working with developing writers. My research interests include the writing and language acquisition process of English language learners, the nature and practice of writing in different disciplines, and the role of learning support in student persistence and success.
When not working, I’m usually either traveling, curled up somewhere with a book, or happily busy in my art studio, kitchen, or yard. I love to garden, play outdoors, and make things of all kinds; I paint, sew, make jewelry, bake, and am an enthusiastic cook. I also adore hiking, yoga, and dancing (though I’m not particularly good at it) and am currently trying to learn to like running.