I am a PhD candidate at UC Davis, studying Education with a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies, specifically studying composition pedagogy and digital literacies. I am currently working on my dissertation, which presents qualitative case studies of three first-year composition (FYC) courses that take different approaches to using social web technologies as a part of the course.
Teaching. I have taught English at the college level for six years, and I love it! The courses have included face-to-face and hybrid courses in the first-year writing programs at UC Davis and San Jose State University. I have also served as teaching assistant for UWP 12: Writing and Visual Rhetoric—a sophomore-level course, and served as a tutor and small course instructor for developmental writing at San Jose State.
Administration. I have served as co-chair for four committees and organizations at UC Davis, while serving on several others as members. Nationally, I have served as a review board member for the PraxisWiki section of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy.
Pedagogy-Informing Scholarship. I have published my scholarship in Computers and Composition, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, and the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. I’ve also presented at national conferences such as Computers and Writing, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.