With an interdisciplinary approach, I focus on the connections of cultural rhetorics and digital rhetorics. I am particularly interested in rhetorics of activism, rhetorical ecologies, civic engagement, visual rhetoric, digital writing, and pedagogy.
After working as a mechanic for several years, I pursued my BA in Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago. Next, I taught ESL/EFL in Chicago, Peru, and San Diego before returning to academia to receive my MA in English (focus in Composition and Rhetoric) at the University of Florida. While at UF, I taught Technical and Professional Communication and First-Year Composition courses. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Rhetoric and Writing program in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department at Michigan State University. I was Managing Co-Chair of the 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation! and recently received the MSU COGS Disciplinary Leadership Endowment Fellowship.