Knowledge matters, and it matters to me that your students gain knowledge that helps them not only in the classroom, but in their daily, lived experience. This is reflected by my own body of diverse experiences. I hold degrees in journalism and philosophy & the classics, and am currently finishing a master?s in public service. Outside of academia, I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and have spent the past 5 years in youth development, in environments ranging from public schools to temporary... [more]
As a student of print journalism, philosophy and the classics, and public service, I have an excellent grasp of reading for understanding in a variety of environments. These include classic and contemporary literature, news media, academic studies, and history.
I?ve got a solid grip of the writing and editing process in a variety of environments. I earned my bachelor?s in print and digital journalism (the written kind, as opposed to broadcast) from one of the ten best public journalism schools in the nation, and earned a master?s in philosophy and the classics (which involved extensive writing about complex subjects). Currently, I am finishing a master?s in public service (a program involving considerable writing on public policy, nonprofit management, and civic engagement).
As a student of print and digital journalism, philosophy and the classics, and public service, I have an excellent grasp of English comprehension and composition. In addition to reading and discussing works of classic and contemporary literature, history, and philosophy, I am experienced in writing and editing essays in American Psychological (APA), Modern Language (MLA), and Associated Press (AP) styles.
Government & Politics
Academic Background BA -- Print & Digital Journalism MA -- Liberal Arts (emphasis on political philosophy) MA -- Public Service (program development & evaluation; qualitative research methods; education policy & pedagogy)
Through the Graduate Institute at St. John?s College, I spent two years deeply engaged in reading, writing on, and intensely discussing many of humanity?s most influential classic works. In studying political philosophy, history, literature, mathematics, and natural science, written by minds as various as Euclid, Plato, Herodotus, Tacitus, and Lucretius, I possess a solid understanding of how our ancient past influences the moment in which we now live. St. John?s was rated the ?most rigorous college? in 2011 (per rankings provided by longtime news aggregate The Daily Beast), and the second best master?s program in the nation in terms of ?greatest contribution to the public good? (per Washington Monthly).