I am a PhD candidate at UC Davis, studying Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies. This fall, I will finish my dissertation, which presents three qualitative case studies of first-year composition (FYC) instructors who take a variety of theoretical approaches to using social media as a part of the course.

Teaching. I have taught English at the university level for eight 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 José State University and served as a TA for “Writing and Visual Rhetoric.” At Solano Community College, I have taught first-year writing as well as “Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature.”

Administration. Nationally, I serve as a review board member for the PraxisWiki section of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy and as a reviewer for the Computers and Writing Conference and proceedings. At UC Davis, I have served as co-chair for four committees and organizations.

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.