about

EXPERIENCE

I’m a Professor of English and Humanities at the College of Lake County, where I’ve received several awards for excellence in teaching. I teach courses in English Literature, Composition, Humanities, Asian American Studies, and the Honors Program and serve on college-wide committees and initiatives relating to diversity, gender equity, and support for LGBTQ+, international, and undocumented students. I also serve as Co-Advisor for the CLC Asian Student Alliance.

As the college’s Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students, I assist the Title IX Coordinator in adjudicating allegations of gender-based and sexual misconduct involving students and ensuring the disciplinary process meets Title IX requirements for all parties.

I was formerly CLC’s Women’s Center Coordinator, where I was responsible for the management of all Women’s Center direct services for students and programs and events for the college community, monitoring the Center’s outcomes, serving as the Center’s primary liaison with campus departments and community organizations, and providing strategic leadership for the Center’s activities. I’ve served on several non-profit boards and currently serve as the Chair of the Village of Niles Community Relations Commission.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University – Ph.D. in English, Certif. in Medieval and Greek & Latin Studies
University of Cape Town – M.A. in English
University of California, Berkeley – B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and English

SELECT AWARDS

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award for Teaching
ICCTA Outstanding Faculty Award
CLC Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
CLC Foundation Grant
Northwestern Jean H. Hagstrum Prize for Best Dissertation of the Year
Illinois Diversifying Higher Education Faculty Fellowship
Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
Medieval Academy of America Schallek Award
Newberry Library Lipking Fellowship
Northwestern Searle Center Teaching Assistant Fellow
Northwestern English Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year
University of Cape Town International Scholarship (full scholarship)
UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Scholarship (full scholarship)
Phi Beta Kappa

You can find on me on LinkedIn here.