v  Lecturer, Oglethorpe University, Core Studies Program, Fall 2021 to Present



v  Emory University, PhD in Comparative Literature, August 2020

My dissertation puts the work of Algerian-born philosopher, playwright, and novelist Albert Camus into conversation with various postcolonial and migrant Caribbean authors. It raises questions regarding postcolonial and migrant memory by analyzing the themes of time, history, and myth. Each chapter poses Albert Camus alongside a specific author while investigating a specific allusion to ancient myth or biblical texts.

v  California State University, Fullerton, English and Teaching Writing Certificate, May 2013

My project looks at linguistic oppression created by enforcing a new language during colonialism. It interrogates whether there is a mother tongue and looks at colonial language as a type of father tongue. In analyzing the images of fatherhood in the literature of the post-colonial Caribbean, it explores the ability for liberation from oppression through the (re)consideration of fatherly figures and a progressive language that establishes a more fluid identity for colonized peoples.

v  California State University, Fullerton, English and Minor in Philosophy, 2011




Oglethorpe University

v  Instructor, Core 101, Narratives of the Self I, Fall 202-Present

v  Instructor, Core 102, Narratives of the Self II, Spring 2022-Present

v  Instructor Core 302, Historical Perspectives on the Social Order II, Spring 2022-Present

v  Instructor, Core 301, Historical Perspectives on the Social Order I, Fall 2021-Present


Emory University

v  Instructor, Comparative Literature 201, Reading Comparatively, Postcolonial Co-Texts, Spring 2022

v  Instructor, Comparative Literature 202, Comparing Literatures, Genres, Media, Course Theme: Impossible Writing in Postcolonial Literature, Spring 2019

v  Instructor, Comparative Literature 203, Literature Beyond the Canon, Course Theme: (Re)Thinking Haiti, Spring 2018

v  Instructor, Comparative Literature 201, Ancient to Medieval Literature, Course Theme: Time and Literature, Fall 2017

v  Instructor, Comparative Literature 110, Introduction to Literary Studies, Course Theme: Linguistic Fluidity in Caribbean Literature, Fall 2015


California State University, Fullerton

v  Instructor, English 99, Developmental College Writing, Summer 2014 (1 section)

v  Instructor, English 301, Advanced College Writing, Spring 2014 (1 section)

v  Instructor, English 101, Beginning College Writing, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014 (7 sections)

v  Instructor, English 100, Analytical College Writing, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 (2 sections)




Oglethorpe University

v  Co-Director of Core Curriculum, Summer 2023-Summer 2025

v  First-Year Seminar Instructor and Academic Mentor, Fall 2022-Present


Emory University

v  Occasional Peer Reviewer, Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, January 2019 to Present

v  Interim Assistant Director for the Honor Council, Office of Undergraduate Education, Emory University, February 2021 to September 2021.

v  Writer-Editor, First-Year Writing Handbook, Emory University Writing Program, Summer 2020-December 2020. An internal, student-facing brief textbook on writing that will be available for all first-year writing courses.

v  Writing Tutor and Social Media Outreach, Emory Writing Center, Summer 2020

v  Graduate Fellow, Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURE) and Laney Graduate School Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR), Responsible Conduct of Research and Professional Development Sessions, Summer 2019, Summer 2020

v  Graduate Fellow, Emory Writing Center, Fall 2019 to May 2020

v  Graduate-Student Assistant for the Honor Council, Office for Undergraduate Education, May 2018 to May 2019

v  Graduate Mentor, Comparative Literature, Fall 2019 to Spring 2020; Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

v  Finals Make-Up Exams Proctor, Office for Undergraduate Education, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

v  First-Year Writing Curriculum Development Committee, Emory Writing Program, Summer 2018

v  Graduate Coordinator of First-Year Writing, Writing Program Top-Off Fellowship, Fall 2017 to May 2018

v  Domain Fellow, Writing Program Top-Off Fellowship, Fall 2016 to Spring 2016

v  First-Year Writing Portfolio Assessment Rater, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019


California State University, Fullerton

v  Writing Center Tutor, Fall 2011 to August 2012

v  Graduate-Student Assistant, ENG 099 (Developmental Writing), Fall 2011 to August 2012

v  Co-Editor, Dash Literary Journal, Spring 2012



v  Content-Writer, part-time, Hunter & Bard. Account-based marketing for a business-to-business agency, October 2020 to December 2020




Oglethorpe University

v  Honor Council Panelist, Fall 2022-Present

v  Core Oversite Committee Member, Fall 2022-Spring 2023

v  Core Program Assessment facilitator, Summer 2022


Emory University

v  Committee member overseeing university transition to online course evaluation system, Spring 2018-Fall 2019

v  Conference Organizer, (Un)Moorings Conference, April 20, 2018

v  VP of Marketing and Communications for Graduate Student Government Association, Fall 2017 to Spring 2018

v  Treasurer, Comparative Literature Speaker Series, Spring 2015 to Spring 2017

v  Co-Coordinator, Comparative Literature Graduate Student and Faculty Talk Series, Fall 2014 to Spring 2016


California State University, Fullerton

v  Creative Writing Club Conference Coordinator, August 2011 to May 2013

v  Acacia Conference Coordinator, August 2011 to May 2013

v  Sigma Tau Delta, Head of Communication, August 2011 to May 2012

v  Inter Club Council (ICC) Representative, August 2011 to May 2012



v  Core School – Crime and Punishment, Summer 2023

v  Advancing Inclusive Mentoring, CSU Long Beach, Online Training, Summer 2022

v  Core School – Inclusive Pedagogy, Summer 2022




Paper Presentations

v  “Albert Camus’ and Derek Walcott’s Minotaur: The Wounds of a Fraudulent Inheritance”, SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships, November 2019

v  “Edwidge Danticat and Albert Camus: Sisyphus and the Ethics of (Re)Writing”, SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies, November 2018

v  “Cracking Time’s Spine: Temporal Intersections in M. NourbeSe Phillip’s Zong!”, Critical Juncture, March 2017, Emory University, Atlanta

v  “The Responsibility of a Diffracted Memory: Water, Intra-Relations, and Accountability in M. NourbeSe Philip and Karen Barad” Ecomaterialisms: Organizing Life and Matter, May 2015, University of California, Irvine, Ecomaterialisms Collective

v  “Consuming the Myth of Fatherhood: Cannibalism, Diaspora, and Creolization in Frantz Fanon and Edouard Glissant”, Les Chemin de la Tradition: Myths, Mythemes, and the Rewriting of Origins, March 2015, Louisiana State University, French Studies

v  “The Cry of the Fallen Father: Transforming Linguistic Histories in Solibo Magnifique and Le Monolingualisme de L’Autre”, American Comparative Literature Association Conference, March 2014, New York University

v  “Shifting Axes: Henry Louis Gates and Social Navigation through Rap Music” The Acacia Group Conference: Mediated Selves, March 2013, California State University, Fullerton

v  “A Labyrinthine Reality: Striving Towards an Unattainable History” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, March 2012, Brown University


Conference Panel Chair

v  Session M. New Materialisms: Economies of Excess. Emory University, September 29-October 1, 2016.

v  “TV and Film,” Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference, Cal State Fullerton, November 16, 2013

v  “Horror,” Sigma Tau Delta Pop Culture Conference, Cal State Fullerton, November 29, 2013

v  “(Post)Modern Poetry,” The Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 2012, California State University, Fullerton




            Emory University

v  “Strategies for Long-Term Writing Projects”, Emory Writing Center workshop at the R.A.C.E. Dissertation Writing Group, November 19, 2019

v  Universal Design for Learning”. Faculty workshop. Thinking through accessibility for classroom activities, discussions, and assignment building. Emory Writing Program. March 21, 2018.

v  “Responding to Student Writing.” Faculty workshop. Considering approaches to giving first-year writing students feedback in ways that foster growth in their writing. Emory Writing Program. October 25, 2017


California State University, Fullerton

v   “Sentence Variation.” Student workshop. Helping students to reorganize sentence structure to individualize writing style. Writing Center Workshop Series, November 8, 2012

v  “Deepening and Critical Thinking.” Helping students consider and develop ethos, pathos, and logos in their writing. Writing Center Workshop Series, April 18, 2012




v  Co-Head of Volunteers, African Literature Association Conference, April 6-9, 2016

v  Volunteer, 55th Annual Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy (SPEP) conference, October 8-10, 2015




California State University, Fullerton

v  Commencement Graduate Student Speaker, English Department, May 2013

v  Inspirational Peer Award, The Acacia Group, May 2013


COMMUNITY SERVICE                  

v  Director of Communications, Virginia Highland District Association, September 2020-Present.

o   Local nonprofit that holds events, conducts neighborhood beautification and safety projects, and supports local businesses. Includes content management for website, social media, and newsletter.

v  Volunteer Writing Consultant, Kwanza Hall, Campaign for the 5th Congressional District temporary House of Representatives seat, October to December 2020



v  (Post)colonial Literature and Theory

v  Memory Studies

v  Rhetoric and Writing Composition

v  Feminist Theory

v  Critical Race Theory

v  Food Studies and Ethics



v  French, reading and conversational knowledge

v  Spanish, reading knowledge

v  Occasional Peer Reviewer, Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, January 2019 to Present