A little bit about me

17March2013 Picture taken on my 1st trip to South Africa aboard a sunset cruise in Cape Town’s harbor.

Currently, I am a PhD candidate in English-Writing and Rhetoric at George Mason University. I’m focused on medical rhetoric, especially crisis and emergency risk communication during medical disasters, like epidemics. I am also a program director with Mason Abroad where I lead a study abroad program to South Africa where students learn about South African social movements.

I received my MA in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Writing at St. Cloud State University.  Originally, this blog was about my semester in South Africa, Jan-June of 2014. I wrote about my time at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where I worked as an intern in both their writing center and their English language learning center. I was excited about representing The Write Place (SCSU’s writing center) and learned a tremendous amount from my colleagues at NMMU.

However, this blog is now focused on my experiences as a study abroad program director, conference travel, and other little excursions.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I hope you find it interesting.


6 responses to “A little bit about me

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


The best longform stories on the web

For the Love of Jozi.

I walk the streets camera in hand, to discover my city, suburb by suburb.

The Consulting Editor

Editor | Proofreader | Ghostwriter

Erin A. Frost

Technical Communication. Rhetoric. Feminisms. Composition.

South Africa Experience

My Experience Studying Abroad in South Africa

Dawn Opel

Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

Experiencing South Africa

Mason Study Abroad: Social Movements in South Africa

Fly High, Fly Far: Maya's South African Experience

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

The Hardest Science

A psychology blog. Thoughts about the mind, science, society, and whatever else.

Leading Technical Communication

On technical communication, leadership, and occasional flights of fancy

[ medical rhetoric ]

a special interest group of scholars from rhetoric and writing studies interested in medical rhetoric(s)

%d bloggers like this: