I am a 2018-2019 McPherson Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Education at University of Wisconsin Madison and University of Illinois Chicago. I am working on the relational, rather than the distributive, justification of No Excuses policies.
I am a student in Educational Studies at the Ohio State University where I study the Philosophy and History of Education.
I am a teacher who has taught students math and how to write. I am a learner who wants to learn everything. I am interested in literacy, education, pedagogy, narrative, and identity, and how all of these concepts affect one another. As a teacher, I am extremely interested in pedagogies that help my students connect their education to their identity. My BA is from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, and I have an MA in English from Ohio University.
As an extension of my learning, teaching, reading, and writing, I am a cofounder of Smith Brain Connections.