A fast learner, I have always had a passion for reading, writing, and the books that make it all possible. I consider myself creative and am a very organized and dedicated person. Staying busy and productive has been important to me and my success, both as a student and as a teacher.
Volunteering and giving back to my community have become very close to my heart. I served as Treasurer of the Writing Circle for the 2008-2009 academic year and coordinated a number of charitable events. During this time I also served as point-person in charge of organizing the volunteers and producing the presentation for CMU’s Make A Difference Day Writing Workshop. In addition, I was an active member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, for three years and participated in local fund-raising events, as well as read to kids at the local elementary school. Furthermore, I was part of the Fiction Collective, a campus-wide workshop-evaluation group for creative writers and we raised funds for local charities as well. Ultimately, being productive and helping others has always been important to me and I have striven to bring this dedication to every new challenge.
Jun 2009 - Present
Adjunct professor, English
I teach developmental writing and introductory composition, ENG 021 and ENG 109, where I work with my
students on the basics of writing like thesis-crafting, grammar, and punctuation. I teach Professional
Writing, too, which focuses on technical writing, and also COMM 120, where I focus on introductory
presentation techniques. My goal is for my students to gain a better grasp of the dynamics of college
writing and gain fundamental writing and communication skills that will benefit students on multiple levels.
Aug 2009 - May 2010
Graduate Teaching Assistant
I taught Freshmen Composition, four sessions, and was responsible for creating my own lesson plans and homework as well as grading all paperwork and essays involved. Overall, I was responsible for keeping my students organized and on task as they learned the fundamentals(organization, standard sentence skills, thesis crafting, diction) of writing at the college level.