Hello and welcome to AES. I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but have called Portland home for 17 years now. My undergraduate studies were in business, anthropology, and museum studies, quite different ends of the academic spectrum.
I have always been drawn to exploring different cultures and to language, and this eventually led me to teaching English as a second language.
Before coming to Lewis & Clark College, I taught at Kara Harp Okulu Military Academy in Ankara, Turkey, Portland Community College, and Portland State University.
Since joining the AES faculty in fall 2010, I’ve especially enjoyed the collaborative spirit that thrives between the students and faculty. I am also so thankful to come to work each day on this lush green forest campus.
Outside of work, I stay pretty active: hiking and swimming Oregon, skiing, doing crosswords, reading whatever my sister recommends, watching movies, cooking elaborate meals that consume an entire day, and hanging with my friends and family.
- M.A., TESOL, 2002, Portland State University
- B.A., Anthropology, 1995, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee