Education History

Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania, Doctoral Candidate – In-Progress (expected 2017/2018)

  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Certificate
  • Center for Teaching & Learning Certificate

M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania, 2013

B.A., English with a Minor in Classical Civilization, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, English Departmental Highest Honors, College Honors

Research and Teaching Fields

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Literature and Science; History of Medicine; Medical Humanities; Disability Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies

Teaching History
University of Pennsylvania:

o   Instructor, ENGL 105.601: Disability Narratives, Fall 2017

o   Instructor, ENGL 267.601: Contagion, Fall 2017

o   Co-Instructor (with Dr. Lance Wahlert), GSWS 242: Science of Sex and Sexuality, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

o   Instructor, ENGL 200.304 (Junior Research Seminar): Tales of Contagion from Plague to Public Health, Spring 2016

o   Teaching Assistant, Integrated Studies 002: Reality; Professor: Rebecca Bushnell, Spring 2014

o   Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, ENGL 102: Monsters in Film and Literature;
Professor: Chi-ming Yang, Fall 2013

Community College of Philadelphia:

o   Adjunct Instructor, ENGL 102-034: The Research Paper: Medical Debates and Controversies, Fall 2016

Other Teaching

University of California, Los Angeles:

o   Peer Learning Facilitator, UCLA Academic in the Commons / Athletics Peer Learning Labs, 2010-2012

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • English/The College of Liberal and Professional Studies Teaching & Research Fellowship, 2017-2018
  • William Patrick Day Essay Prize for Best Graduate Essay, 2017
  • Benjamin Franklin/Fontaine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2017
  • School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students, 2017
  • Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students 2016-17, Finalist, 2017
  • Fontaine Society Travel Grant, 2012-2017
  • Disability History Association Graduate Student Travel Award, 2017
  • Daglish Chew Travel Fund, 2016-2017
  • Alice Paul Center Graduate Student Research Grant, 2016
  • Friends of Coleridge Summer Conference Bursary, 2016
  • Certificate of Achievement with Distinction (“Vaccines,” Paul A. Offit, M.D.), 2015
  • UCLA Department of English Thompson Prize for Best Research Honors Thesis, 2012
  • Helen Caldwell Award for Outstanding Classics Minor, Finalist, 2012
  • Sigma Tau Delta Senior Scholarship, 2012
  • Beinecke Scholarship, UCLA Finalist, 2011
  • Undergraduate Student Initiated Education Program, Finalist, 2011
  • UCLA College Honors Gilbert Research Scholarship, 2011
  • UCLA Bruin Blue and Gold Scholar, 2010-2011
  • Mr. & Mrs. C.N. Flint Scholarship, 2010
  • Ahmanson-Getty Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship: “The Wilde Archive,” 2010
  • Intrax Internships Abroad Scholarship, 2010
  • UCLA University Grant, 2009
  • UCLA Scholarship Recognition Award for Outstanding Applicant, 2008