PhD Candidate, Sociology, UW-Madison
Teaching and mentoring students is, together with research, the core of who I am as a professional and a sociologist. I’ve won several teaching awards, including two Honored Instructor Awards from University Housing (nominated by students), the Department of Sociology’s Best Lecturer Award, and a Lifetime Appreciation Award for Mentorship from the Posse program. I was recently nominated by the director of graduate studies for UW-Madison’s Capstone PhD Teaching Award, which is scheduled to be announced in 2019.
In their evaluations, students say that I’m the best teacher they’ve had at UW, that they think everyone should take my courses, and that they recommend my classes to their friends. I’ve converted several students to sociology majors or minors.
I have a broad range of education and experience that make me uniquely qualified for work that requires creativity, intersectional structural thinking, team building, leadership, organization, and communication. I am passionate about working with others on shared goals of progress towards social justice. I value building relationships, collaborative work environments, and creating space for marginalized voices.