I graduated from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) in spring 2013 with a double major in Women’s Studies and English Language and Literature, as well as a minor in French Studies and a certificate from the CIVICUS Living and Learning Program. I entered the PhD program in English at UNC-Chapel Hill in fall 2013. Since then, I have been studying popular and professional rhetorics of health and medicine while teaching courses for the UNC Writing Program and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Oriole the cat, a gray striped tabby with bright green eyes. She is staring directly at the camera while she licks her right front paw.

When I’m not on campus, you might find me drinking tea lattes at local coffee shops, buying expensive tomatoes at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market, and/or taking my cat Oriole (pictured above) for walks. (She also enjoys road trips!)