I am a lover of words, English literature, and creative writing with a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Lancaster in England. Prior to moving to the UK, I studied at Rutgers University where I earned a BA in English and a Fulbright Scholarship that funded my MA in Creative Writing, which was also completed at the University of Lancaster. While I specialized in poetic structure, my interests range from dissertation and thesis writing to all manner of creative writing genres and English literature interpretation.
My goal as an instructor and teacher has always been to help my students strengthen their writing abilities while gaining an appreciation for the multifaceted nature of words and literature. I believe that the best teachers are those willing to be taught and, as such, I highly value academic discussion around individual interpretation.
As a teacher, I have several years of experience in both university classrooms and tutoring / writing centers. I have taught students whose abilities range from grade school writing basics to university-level thesis compilation.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Lancaster UniversityUK - Doctor of Philosophy, Creative Writing
When I'm not teaching, my hobbies include writing, reading, cooking, weight lifting, and interior decorating. I love travel, Celtic mythology, poetry (of course), Marvel movies, and shopping a little more than I should. My weekends are usually full of gym trips, cooking, playing with my two cats, visiting family, and rewatching Gilmore Girls for the thousandth time.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Writing