Ph.D. Candidate / GTA
M.A. The Ohio State University (German Literature and Intellectual History) 2016
B.A. The Ohio State University (German Studies) 2014
2019 – 2020 Fulbright Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
2019 – Present Sierra Club Fellow
2015 – Present Graduate Teaching Associate at Ohio State University
Spring 2019 Global Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Fellow
Summer 2017 Resident Director of Study Abroad Program in Berlin, Lecturer at Ohio State University: Co-taught summer Berlin course with Prof. May Mergenthaler
Summer 2014 Summer Camp Counselor for the City of Dublin
2014 – 2015 Graduate Fellow at Ohio State University (University Fellow)
2018 - Present Self-Paced German (Instructor), Basic to intermediate language classes
Spring 2019 German 3300 (Apprentice), Forests, Rivers and Mountains in German Culture
Environmental Humanities major course
2017 - 2019 German 2254 (Teaching Assistant), Grimms’ Fairy Tales and their Afterlives
Undergraduate GE course
Summer 2018 German 6101 (Instructor), German for Reading Knowledge
2015 - 2018 German 1101-03 (Instructor), Basic to intermediate language classes
Summer 2017 German 2798 (Co-Instructor), Berlin, Then and Now
German Cultural Studies, Education Abroad course
- Ecocriticism (especially Ecofeminism and Material Ecocriticism)
- Posthumanism, Animal & Plant Studies
- Disability Studies
- Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
- “Multi-species Co-construction in Yoko Tawada’s Etüden im Schnee.“ Presentation at the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland. Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence. September 2019
- “Differently-Abled Natures: Ability and Agency.” Presentation at the Ohio State University. Environmentangled. February 2019
- “Disabled Nature as Other.” Presentation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Welcome to the Otherhood. November 2018
- Roundtable: Graduate Student Experiences. Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University. 48th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment Initiative. October 2018.
- “Educating MA and PhD students in the face of current challenges in higher education.” Co-presentation with May Mergenthaler at the Ohio German Studies Workshop. October 2018
- Roundtable: Graduate Student Language Instruction. Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Ohio State University. Annual Graduate Teaching Associate Workshop. August 2018
- “Differently-Abled Natures in Frisch’s Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän” Presentation at the Transatlantic Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota. Transforming Environments in Europe and North America: Narratives, Histories, Cultures. June 2018.
- „Lateral Movement in the Environmental Humanities: An Ecocritical Analysis of Yoko Tawada’s Etüden im Schnee and Monika Maron’s Stille Zeile Sechs.“ Presentation at Cornell University. Flanking Maneuvers: Das Laterale Denken. April 2018.
- „Time, Place and the Elements in Max Frisch’s Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän.“ Presentation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Elemental Media. March 2018.
- „Memory, Time and Place in Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän: A Rhetorical Examination of the Aging and Memory Loss of Herr Geier, His Place in the Universe and His Story for Humanity.“ Presentation at The Ohio State University. Gatekeepers of Memory. February 2018.
- „The Difficulties in Overcoming Dualism: A Critique of Val Plumwood’s Environmental Culture.“ Presentation at the University of Maryland. Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism. March 2017.
“The Ableist Human: Rethinking Agency with Ability through Max Frisch’s Man in the Holocene.” Studies in the Humanities, Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections, 2019 (forthcoming).
“House Bill 6 Bad for Ohioans, Environment.” The Columbus Dispatch. May 22, 2019.
“Quarry Trails in Development.” The Sierran, 2019, Spring edition: 4-5.
“Spring is almost here! Keep these 6 eco-friendly spring-cleaning ideas in mind.” The Sierran, 2019, Spring edition: 1.
“Alptraum.” Simplicissimus: The Harvard College Journal of Germanic Studies, Simplicissimus: The Fall ’14 German Issue, no. 4 (2014): 22–25.
2018 – 2019 President of the Germanic Graduate Student Association
2018 – 2019 Treasurer of the Germanic Graduate Student Association
2017 Departmental Outreach: Halloween Fairy Tales Reading
2017 – 2018 Graduate Studies Committee Representative
2015 – 2017 Vice President of the Germanic Graduate Student Association
2015 – 2016 Scheduling Committee Graduate Representative
2014 – 2016 Member of Kaffeestunde Committee
2014 – 2015 Graduate Student Liaison to the Undergraduate Studies Committee
- Munich, Germany 2019-2020
- Bavaria, Germany Su19
- Berlin, Germany Su17
- Bavaria, Germany Su15
- Saxony, Germany Su13
- Bavaria, Germany Su11