I get to learn every day at work! As a digital publishing specialist, I work with faculty, staff, students, & nonprofit initiatives associated with Emory University. together, we translate their research into interactive digital artifacts. past projects have included everything from undergraduate zines about social justice & ethics to personal memoirs to digital medical education journals. I also oversee the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship’s Digital Pedagogy initiatives, host trivia at Mutation Brewing Company, & run a bookstagram to keep track of my book obsession.
All of these activities are fueled by copious amounts of matcha.
(no, it does not taste like dirt).
websites, mainly! but also instructor-led trainings, eLearning courses, assignments & syllabi, job aids, blogs, escape rooms. whatever teaches my client’s material most effectively.
I merge the theoretical with the tangible by creating culturally aware, accessible, and, most importantly, fun learning experiences for the digital, hybrid, & face-to-face classrooms. Click here to see a portfolio of my work.
I graduated in May 2023 with my PhD in English literature with a dissertation called “Home Schooling: Heuristics of Education in Postcolonial Fiction.” I focus my project around representations of education & metaphors of identity formation in four books– Nervous Conditions, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The God of Small Things, & White Teeth.
My research interests include postcolonial theory & literature & British Romantic &Victorian literature, namely representations of education & the home across the former British Empire & India. I am also interested in scholarship that outlines how echoes of imperial education persist in postcolonial spaces & curriculum today– & how we can use technology to offer more productive alternatives.
As a student affairs professional during my PhD, I oversaw residential education, crisis response, & community development for third- & fourth-year students as a Complex Director in Residence Life. My day-to-day was a mixed bag of instructional design, teaching literature, coordinating student staff diversity training, collaborating with campus partners to connect students with resources, & writing about books.
I’ve taught multiple college, middle-school, & high-school classes in English & digital humanities. I also partnered with the United States-India Educational Foundation as a Fulbright Scholar, focusing my time teaching on language learning & the performing arts.
I’ve also worked with nonprofit theatres, opera companies, & a Shakespeare Festival.
All of these experiences shaped my desire to make educational experiences engaging & applicable to people from all walks of life.