Education

University of Pittsburgh— PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies

August 2019 - PRESENT

 

Auburn University — MA English

August  2017 - May 2019

University of Central Arkansas — BA English

August 2013 - May 2017

Graduated summa cum laude with a concentration in secondary English education. Awarded an Arkansas Educator’s License for secondary English education.

Arts Engagement

Education Outreach Intern for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, spring 2021.

Production Dramaturg​ ​for UPitt Stages production of Carly Mensch’s Oblivion, fall 2020.
 

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Dramaturgical/ Outreach Intern​, summer of 2016.

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant — Enjoying Performances, University of Pittsburgh

Spring 2020

Assisting with instruction in a course that introduces students to performance studies scholarship
and encourages their own understanding of both staged and popular performances.

Teacher of Record — Introduction to Performance, University of Pittsburgh

Fall 2019, Fall 2021

Facilitated courses on the Stanislavski method for majors and nonmajors. Primary focus was on
empowering student confidence and facilitating collaboration among all artists.

Graduate Teaching Assistant — Introduction to Theatre, Auburn University

Fall 2018 - 2019

Assisted with facilitating a service learning theatre course centered on community volunteer work and  social activism.

Teacher of Record — Composition I and II, Auburn University

August 2017 - 2019

Engaging with students to foster their voice and understanding of effective rhetoric and critical thinking - including an emphasis on performance and identity.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant — American Literature I and II

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Academic Service

Served as Master’s Co-Chair for the English Graduate Association with an emphasis in professional programing. Previously organized panels include PhD Application Panel, Alt-Ac Careers, and Women in Academia Panel.

 

Active member of the following English Graduate Association subcommittees:

Fundraising, Latinx Heritage Month, Composition Diversity
 

Served as Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies in the spring of 2018.

Assisted in planning the Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference, a regional conference hosted by the Auburn University English Graduate Association, in 2018 and 2019.

Served as leadership staff at Arkansas Governor’s School, a college preparatory and critical inquiry driven summer program for rising high school seniors in 2017 and 2018.

Conferences

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association — April 2019

Presenting “‘At any given Before moment’: Post-Apocalyptic Trauma and the Collective Memory in Washburn’s Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” for the  panel “Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes.”

 

Theatre Symposium, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc — April 2019

Presenting "Being On Display and In Display: The Tactical Negotiation of Agency and Citizenship by Performing 'Prisoner'."

 

Northeast Modern Language Association — April 2018

Presented “‘We Was Girls Together’”: Unity and Sisterhood as an Avenue for  Resistance in Morrison’s Sula” for the  panel “‘Nevertheless they persisted’: The Aesthetics of Resistance.”

Professional Affiliations

American Society for  Theatre Research.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

Northeastern Modern Language Association.

Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society.