I am currently a visiting assistant professor of German Studies at Vassar College, where I teach language courses as well as courses on literature, film and digital media, and gender and sexuality.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Equity and inclusion
  • Anti-racist and queer pedagogies
  • Course and curriculum design
  • Educational program assessment
  • Instructional technologies and online/remote teaching
  • Workshop design and facilitation
  • Language learning and diversity
  • Composition/writing pedagogy and first-year writing

As a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, I spent several years as a Graduate Student Instructor Consultant (GSIC), an instructional design and educational development role, at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. I also worked as an Instructional Technology GSIC, co-founded and served on CRLT’s Advisory Group for Remote Teaching, and helped create the GSIC Workshop Development Program.

As a graduate student, I taught several semesters of language courses and content-based seminars on topics such as politics, literature, art, music, and film—both online and in-person. I have designed and taught original, in-person and remote courses, including a first-year writing course as a Junior Fellow at Michigan’s Sweetland Center for Writing. I have been recognized with two awards for outstanding teaching by the University of Michigan.

Originally from New Jersey, I received my BA magna cum laude in German Studies as well as History from Columbia University (2014).

My educational development CV can be found here. My academic CV can be found here.