I am a PhD student in the English Department of Stony Brook University. After attending Drake University in Des Moines, IA for my undergraduate studies,  I completed the MA in English: 1850 to the Present program at King’s College London. Continuing to focus primarily on 19th-century literature, I have also been delving deeper and deeper into other discourse as well. Currently, I’m interested in new media studies (especially regarding emerging trends on YouTube), digital mapping, and queer theory.


Stony Brook University
Ph.D. in English Literature (Anticipated 2021)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Writing (Anticipated 2018)
Advanced Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Anticipated 2020)

King’s College London
MA in English Studies: 1850 to the Present (2014)

Drake University 
BA in English Studies (2011)
BA in Public Relations (2011)

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