In 2007, I joined Teach For America and was placed in Houston, TX. I taught 7th grade English for three years and high school English for two years at YES Prep East End. I still maintain my English Language Arts 4-8 certification.

From 2012-2015, I taught undergraduate courses in introductory composition and creative writing at Purdue University. While an MFA candidate at Purdue, I also taught Looseleaf Community Writing Workshops about writing memoirs.

Teaching Awards

  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, Spring 2015
  • Quintilian Award for Teaching Excellence, Purdue University, Spring 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University, 2013-2014