I graduated with advanced degrees from Harvard University, where I studied Philosophy of Religion, American Literature and History, and Gender and Culture. As a college professor, mentor, and tutor for 20+ years, specializing in world religions, religion and society, and writing, my passion is to prepare students to critically interpret uses of language in the world, develop their own expressive skills, and achieve their academic and professional goals. The daughter of under-educated parents, as well as a world-traveler, I am especially committed to supporting first-generation college students, those for whom English is a second language, and working adults as they navigate the challenges of higher ed. Nevertheless, I have taught and mentored graduate students at Harvard and talented undergrads in a variety of disciplines and welcome helping with theses. In addition to teaching, I have a background in publishing and editing, and have been a writer since childhood. Language creates reality, and interpreting and using it well opens many doors. I delight to see students realize their capacities and expand their universe.
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Catherine University - Bachelor in Arts, English Composition
Graduate Degree: Harvard University - Master of Philosophy, Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
I enjoy writing, reading historical fiction and memoir, genealogy, walking in the mountains, and practicing meditation.
CLEP College Composition
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
Middle School English