After more than a decade teaching in New Mexican indigenous schools, I have developed research interests in culturally-relevant curriculum design and digital literacy. I see the intersections between these areas as critical for student and school success. My experiences in an alternative licensure program have led to additional interests in teacher education and collaborative professional development.

I thrive on the scholarly moments when I bring together the work I do across the disciplines whether I am bringing together the Odyssey and Joyce’s Ulysses or Woolf’s Orlando with Alexie’s Flight using feminist theory, or revising high school English Language Arts unit plans using writing processes and peer review protocols from the composition classroom. I consider myself fortunate to study, research, and teach in this interdisciplinary space at the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan.