My background is as an instructor of English as a Second Language for international professionals and university students, and I bring a deep love of working with higher ed students and language professionals to Seton Hall. In addition to higher education, I have extensive experience in publishing and communications, international marketing and student recruitment, and disability advocacy. I support the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures by actively promoting foreign language study, diversity and inclusion, and global education.
I am an avid traveler who has studied several languages in immersion, and I urge students to pursue foreign language study no matter their fields of concentration. I also encourage everyone to travel and study overseas as much as possible to experience and enjoy other cultures, expand their outlooks, and develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the amazing world we live in and the people we share it with.
- M.A. English Literature, Rutgers University
- B.A. English/Women's Studies, University of Delaware
- Medium.com Editor's Pick: "Things People Say." U.S. Dept. of Education on Medium.com, 14 Oct. 2017.
- Seminar: "Turning the Tables: Immersion Language Teacher as Immersion Language Student" — Focusing on the pedagogical import of international immersion language study as a tool for instructors to foster both their professional and empathetic growth.
- Award of Achievement: Intercultural Communication, University of British Columbia
- Award of Achievement: Diversity & Inclusion, University of British Columbia
- Award for Excellent Service: “In recognition of compassionate and confidential attention to college-bound international students in need of academic support and intervention,” Program in American Language Studies (PALS-ESL), Rutgers-Newark
- Teacher Certification: ESL/EFL, state of Maine
- Teacher Certification: Adult Education, state of Maine
- Teacher Certification: English/Language Arts–grades K-12, states of Maine, Wisconsin, New Jersey