Designer and Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota
My passion for learning has kept me in the classroom, both as a teacher and a student. My research interests and recent works revolve around makerspaces, design thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, I teach a advanced professional writing as well as first-year composition courses with an emphasis in experiential learning and rhetorical flexibility. My philosophy of teaching with technology is motivated by a networked learning ecology that empowers student inquiry, collaboration, and self-discovery. Besides teaching, I have six years (and counting!) of professional experience in various roles as a communicator. My years as a newspaper managing editor, editor, and staff writer were a springboard to my freelance career as a copywriter and creative director. Prior to my writing profession, I was a graphic designer (I still do some design work). Some of my works have been recognized with several regional awards. I enjoy wearing different hats and trying out new things. This is probably why you will find me serving on multiple committees and conducting a number of projects, while being at my best as an academic. I am a strong believer of perseverance and determination. I believe everyone has the potential to be great – it’s a matter of courage and the willingness to learn. Let's get in touch and chat more.