PhD Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
|English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
BA in English Literature (Pacific Union College, 2021)
20th Century American Literature, ecocriticism, affect theory
I received my undergraduate degree in English with an emphasis in British and American literature from Pacific Union College in California's Napa Valley. There, I developed a love for American 20th-century literature, especially the novels of John Steinbeck, which lend themselves to ecocritical analysis and the study of affective ecologies. I currently serve as the graduate student delegate for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, and I teach First Year English, as well. When I'm not reading and researching, I spend most of my time outdoors, hiking with my cream retriever, Hemingway.
My most recent publication can be found in ISLE: Interdisciplinary studies in Literature and the Environment, and is titled "Under Strange and Evil Stars: Ecologies of Pain in Steinbeck's 'To A God Unknown.’"