I earned my MA in English with an emphasis in Composition from Sacramento State University and a BA in English with an emphasis in Teaching from UC Davis. My teaching experience includes writing in the disciplines, writing in the professions, and first-year composition. My MA thesis, An Examination of Student Confidence and Self-Efficacy in Sacramento State University's Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement Process is a programmatic evaluation of the ways in which the rising junior timed placement test impacted student confidence and self-efficacy.
My research interests include women's health care communication, technical communication, rhetoric, and online learning environtments. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric through Texas Tech University.