I am a Ph.D. candidate at the dissertation stage, working on early modern poetry and its relation to contemporaneous medical and theological discourses. Along with Jessica Slentz, I am an inaugural recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship, which supports my research at the nearby Allen Medical Library and at additional research institutions. I have had the opportunity to teach a great variety of topics at CWRU, including courses that privilege professional communication (ENGL 398), ESL (ENGL 148), and Creative Writing (ENGL 203). I currently serve as the president of the English Graduate Student Assocation, and have held posts as Events Chair and as a representative on the Graduate and Undergraduate Curriculum Committees through the organization. Before coming to CWRU, I completed my M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Chatham University and my M.T.S. at the Vanderbilt Divinity School. My chapbook of poems, After Alluvium, was published by Three Sheets Press in 2012.