Curriculum Vitae



PhD in Writing And Rhetoric (expected 2022)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Concentration in Cultural Rhetorics

  • Committee: Jacqueline Rhodes (Chair), Malea Powell, Kristin Arola, Dawn Opel

  • Research Interests: digital rhetoric, New Media studies, queer rhetorics and theory, sexual health communication, medical rhetorics, video game studies

Master of Arts in Technical Communication (May 2017)
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

  • Concentration in rhetoric

  • Portfolio option

Bachelors of Arts in English (May 2014)    
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

  • Specialization in professional writing


Community Engagement (expected 2022)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Teaching Technical Writing
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Conference Presentations

“Defining Marriage: Tracing Recent Anti-Queer Rhetorics Using Ideographic Analysis.” June 1, 2018. Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Minneapolis, MN.

“Érase una Vez una Queerceañera: A Workshop on Creating a Celebratory Coming‐of‐Age Space for QPOC (Sustainability).” April 7, 2018. National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). Minneapolis, MN. With Angelica de Jesus, Elba Mandujano, Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba, and Everardo Cuevas. 

“Be a Part of Connecting Communities and Creating Stories: An Invitational Roundtable.” March 23, 2018. East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA). Columbus, OH. With Trixie Smith, Dianna Baldwin, Rachel Robinson and Elise Dixon.

“From a Marginalized Perspective: Dialectical Pedagogy as Societal Remedy." May 23, 2014. RSA (Undergraduate Research Network Workshop). San Antonio, TX.

Workshops and Invited Talks

“Plagiarism and Copyright: Navigating Others’ Ideas.” Oct. 25, 2017. The Writing Center at MSU. East Lansing, MI. With Rachel Robinson.

“Peer Review: Tutoring in the Classroom.” Jan.16, 2018. The Writing Center at MSU. East Lansing, MI.

“MLA Style: Basics of Style, Formatting, and Citing.” Mar. 14, 2018. The Writing Center at MSU. East Lansing, MI.With Meg Turner.

“Digital Video and Visual Rhetoric: Multimodally Remixing Essays.” Mar. 26, 2018. The Writing Center at MSU. East Lansing, MI. With Alexis Sargent.

“Resumé Write-In (through TRIO).” Mar. 29, 2018. The Writing Center and TRIO at MSU. East Lansing, MI.With Larissa Babak.

“Ponte Las Pilas: Prepping for Graduate, Medical, and Professional School.” Apr. 9, 2018. Michigan Indígena/Chicanx Community Alliance (MICCA). East Lansing, MI.

“Critical Let’s Play: Gender and Sexuality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” Apr. 23, 2018. MSU Game Studies Guild. East Lansing, MI. With Ronny Fay Ford.

“Digital Storytelling Weeklong Seminar: Telling the Stories of Standing Rock.” June 18-22, 2018. Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program (IYEP) + WIDE. Lansing, MI. With Stephanie Mahnke, Jessica Gibbons, Everardo Cuevas, and Cody Mejeur.

“Working with Artifacts: Literary Analysis, Developing an Argumentative Thesis, and Multimodal Composing." July 9, 2018. MSU Upward Bound. East Lansing, MI. With Ja'La Wourman. 

Academic Appointments

Graduate Assistant Outreach Coordinator
The Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
August 2017-present

Writing Consultant
The Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
August 2017-present

Online Writing Tutor
The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence (UTSA Writing Center), San Antonio, TX
July 2013-present

Design and Editorial Experience

Copyeditor (Universal Desk)
Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, TX (July 2014-August 2017)

  • Created new, original designs that go to print daily

  • Reviewed, track, and follow up various news stories for multiple sections

  • Coordinated with journalists to keep local coverage up to date

  • Edited and make print-ready copy for multiple sections

  • Used creative software to make new designs and give stories visual treatments

Design and Editing Intern
The Sagebrush Review (UTSA's Literary Arts Journal), San Antonio, TX (January-May 2014)  

  • Designed two covers and the layout for ninth installment of the journal

  • Created and edited documents including news releases, fliers, and letters to donors

  • Coordinated with more than twenty volunteer staff members to schedule meetings and events

  • Assisted in fundraising and outreach efforts with various student and business organizations

Design Co-Editor
Red Cedar Undergraduate Research (ReCUR) Journal (November 2017-February 2018)

  • Copyedited and designed the 2017 issue for the journal

  • Collaborated with multiple departments and people to ensure advertisements and such were placed correctly

HASTAC Scholar
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholars Program (2017-2019)

  • Currently working on a repository project detailing the works of queer / LGBTQI+ scholars working in universities in the United States

  • Dr. Jacqueline Rhodes is leading the project


QT-G(R)RAD Officer
Queer and Trans Graduate Research, Resources, and Development (Fall 2017-Present)

  • Helped form a new organization for queer and trans graduate students

  • Collaborated with ten other graduate students to codify and create group constitution

  • Researched financial and development resources for queer graduate students

Writing Group Facilitator
The Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Fall 2017)

  • Worked on writing projects with four other graduate students across multiple disciplines

  • Attended to the writing needs of group members, including helping with editing, revision, and brainstorming

  • Coordinated schedules and reserved meeting locations throughout the semester

Graduate Peer Mentor
Graduate English Society (GES), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (Fall 2016)

  • Met with new graduate student and advised on program, course offerings, and faculty

Prolific: A Podcast Journey Through Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication
Educational Podcast (Fall 2015-Present)

  • Podcast for new graduate students in the composition and related fields

  • Research trends and movements within the field and have each episode catered to it

  • Interview other graduate students to have sit-down discussions about chosen topic

Professional Memberships

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies (NACCS) 


Adobe Creative Suite



HTML (intermediate)
CSS (intermediate)
Javascript (beginner)




Spanish (fluent)
English (fluent)


Dr. Michael Faris, Assistant Professor

P.O. Box 43091, Lubbock, TX 79409

Stewart Doreen, Midland Reporter-Telegram Managing Editor

201 E. Illinois Ave., Midland, TX 79701    

Martha Smith, Associate Director of the Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence

One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249