Ph.D. in French literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, In Progress
M.A. in English Literature, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 8/2013-5/2015
• Thesis: “Chante(fable): Romance, Parody, and the Medieval in Aucassin et Nicolette and Lionhead Studios’ Fable”
• Thesis supervisors: Doctor Elizabeth Scala and Doctor Daniel Birkholz
B.S. in French and English Literature, State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York, 1/2010-5/2013
• Summa cum laude
• Academic Achievement Award, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
DALF C2, Études Françaises, Institut de Touraine, Tours, France, 1/2011-4/2011
• Degree not completed; transferred from program
Program Assistant, Reading and Writing Fairy Tales, Reykjavík, Iceland, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, May 2017.
Assistant Instructor, RHE 306 Introductory Writing and Argumentation, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 8/2015-5/2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Facilitated two discussion sections per week to accompany course lecture, provide support for students, assess student coursework, and mark exams.
• “Banned Books and Novel Ideas,” for Doctor Snehal Shingavi, 6/2015-7/2015
• “Masterworks of American Literature,” for Doctor Coleman Hutchison 1/2015-5/2015
• “Masterworks of British Literature,” for Doctor Eric Mallin, 8/2014-12/2014
Researcher and Game Developer, Vanderbilt University, by distance in Austin, Texas, 5/2015- 8/2015
• Design, develop, and animate a video game based on The Voyage of Saint Brendan to help students in learn Anglo-Norman
• Under the supervision of Doctor Lynn Ramey (Vanderbilt University)
Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 5/2015-8/2015
• Research assistant to Doctor Geraldine Heng, Department of English
Freelance Translator, Austin, Texas, 10/2014-11/2014
• Translated “Juliette” from Galerie des Femmes by Philarètes Chasles for “Becoming Juliet: An Exploration of Juliet in Shakespeare and French Opera” by Margaret Moyer (Viterbo University).
Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 6/2014-6/2015
• Research assistant to Doctor Marjorie Curry Woods, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Integrations Designer and Technical Writing Intern, Sprinklr, Austin, Texas, 1/2016-5/2015
• Worked on the product development team at Sprinklr in order to create and execute integrative applications for their client-based platform.
CONFERENCES AND INVITED LECTURES
• Early Modern Colloquium Graduate Conference: Body Language, Bawdy Talk, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: “The Sound of Love: Orality and Intimacy of Hearing in Floire et Blanchefleur, 3/2017.
• Charles F. Fraker Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: “Manual Labor: Materiality and the Work of Reading Graphic Novels and Medieval Manuscripts,” 2/2017.
• ‘Medievalism and Video Games Symposium,’ University of California, Davis: “Genre, Medievalism, and Fantastic Worlds in Aucassin et Nicolette and Lionhead Studios’ Fable,” 5/2015.
• Guest lecture on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for Doctor Eric Mallin’s ‘Masterworks of British Literature’ course, The University of Texas at Austin, 11/2014.
• Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, Genitive Genitalia: “The Representation of Possession of Sexual Organs in the French Fabliaux as a Reflection of Patriarchal Society,” 3/2014.
• 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the Graduate Association of Comparative Literature Students, The University of Texas at Austin: “Fey’ble: Queering Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth as Found in Lionhead Studios’ Fable III,” 10/2013.
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
• Outstanding TA Award, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015
• Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory Scholarship, 2014-2015
• Julia Emerson Fisher Walther Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of French and Italian, 2013-2014
• Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant, Luxembourg, 2013-2014 (alternate)
• English: native speaker
• French: fluent comprehension, reading, speaking, and written
• Latin: fluent reading comprehension
• Italian: intermediate comprehension, reading, speaking, and written
• Spanish: intermediate comprehension, reading, speaking, and written
• Swedish: beginner comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing