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 student in English-Writing and Rhetoric at George Mason University. I’m focused on medical rhetoric, especially crisis and emergency risk communication during an epidemic. I am also a program director with Mason Abroad where I lead two study abroad programs to South Africa.

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.

Originally, I wrote about my time as an intern, but also about my time in South Africa generally.  Now, this blog is 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.


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