Director of Academic Engagement, Arts & Humanities

My work in the arts and humanities stems from my undergraduate education, where I developed a passion for doing community-based art and humanities projects. Those transformative experiences inspired me to pursue graduate work in English, where my research became focused on high-impact practices, including service-learning, global learning, and democratic engagement, within undergraduate humanities courses.

Before coming to Duke, I was a faculty member in English and taught various courses that engaged students in community projects. I founded an after-school literacy program, the Community Writing Center, where undergraduate students offer creative literacy programming for local children. I facilitated a series of projects that partnered students with community members to document the stories and histories of local neighborhoods. I also partnered with a local church to secure grant funding to facilitate workshops to help women in the community develop professional documents for employment or career advancement.

In my role at the AAC, I am dedicated to providing students with specialized advising on curricular or cocurricular opportunities to integrate the arts and humanities into their undergraduate experience.  I maintain partnerships with arts and humanities departments and programs across campus to offer up-to-date information about opportunities, application processes, deadlines, etc.  I strive to build and sustain meaningful relationships with my advisees and campus partners, ensuring that they feel seen, heard, and valued. These personal connections are crucial in guiding students toward a fulfilling and impactful undergraduate experience.

You can schedule an appointment with me here.