Journeys end in friends meeting.

Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence

Nice to *meet* you. Thanks for visiting my site. I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where I study early modern drama, poetry, and prose. My research focuses on representations of war in the 16th and 17th centuries, and my dissertation explores warfare ecology in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. I’m interested in the way war — specifically England’s colonial wars — shaped not only identity (race, gender, disability), but humanity’s relationship to the environment, especially in Ireland, North America, and the Caribbean. My dissertation explores these themes through the lenses of postcolonial theory, ecofeminism, environmental justice and Indigenous sovereignty, and Black Radical ecology.

Before starting my PhD at Emory, I received my MA in Irish Literature and Culture from Boston College in 2017. From 2010 – 2015 I worked as a 4th grade teacher, and then as a K-6 math instructional coach at Miami-Dade County Public Schools (my hometown). I joined Teach for America as a Miami-Dade corps member from 2010 – 2012, after I graduated with my B.A. in English and minor in history from the University of Florida. Go Gators!

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with my family. We love Atlanta’s hiking trails, and venture around the North Georgia mountains often to camp. I’m a big fan of kickboxing — it’s a great workout, lots of fun, and a great way to de-stress!