PhD in Writing And Rhetoric (in progress)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Concentration in cultural studies
Planned graduate certificates in community engagement and games studies
Committee: Jacqueline Rhodes (Chair), Malea Powell, Kristin Arola, Dawn Opel

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

Concentration in Rhetoric
Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing
Portfolio option (high pass)

Bachelor’s of Arts in English (May 2014)    
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Specialization in professional writing

Conference Presentations

“From a marginalized perspective: Dialectical pedagogy as societal remedy." Rhetoric Society of America Conference (Undergraduate Research Network Workshop). San Antonio, TX, (May 2014).

University Work

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)

Graduate Peer Mentor

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

    Relevant Experiences & Service

    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
    learning Scalar, a digital humanities-based, publishing technology
    Dr. Jacqueline Rhodes is assisting as the mentor for the project

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

    helped form a new organization for queer and trans graduate students
    collaborated with ten other graduate students to codify and create group constitution

    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

    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





    Spanish (fluent)
    HMTL (intermediate
    CSS (intermediate)
    Javascript (beginner)


    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