I meet my passion for science and technology with curiosity and consistent inquiry into human communication. I began my undergraduate career in engineering at Carnegie Mellon, where my classrooms ranged anywhere from materials science labs to advanced art studios. I focused my main course of study in Creative Writing and explored graduate seminars across the English department, including Research Outside the Book, Argument Theory, Rhetoric and Place, and Science in the Public Sphere. I won an Adamson Award in poetry and received a Small Undergraduate Research Grant to write a collection of poems, Subliminal Limnology. This collection explores life in a lifeless place, focusing on the life of extremophiles in Mono Lake in Lee Vining, California, alongside my own imaginative landscape for what it means to be alive. At Penn State, my research has focused on the interaction of rhetoric and science, highly informed by the literary and theoretical dimensions of academia. I have loved teaching Rhetoric and Composition for its improvisational, raw moments and the insights it provides into the persuasive forces of technology and storytelling. In the future, I hope to finally refine creative works for publication and work in interdisciplinary environments to solve problems that demand collaboration and compassion between humans and machines.
MA English, emphasis Rhetoric and Composition (Penn State 2016)
BA Creative Writing and Linguistics, minor in Philosophy (Carnegie Mellon 2014)
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