I am a graduate student and instructor of record in the Communications Department at Purdue University Fort Wayne. I graduated from the University of Missouri -- Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in Studio Art.
I cultivate an artistic lived experience that I bring to my work; I have extensive background in speech events and political community engagement. My work includes organizing local rallies, creating community-based events, presenting research internationally, and publishing visual art. My research interests include: the personal as performance, public performance, rhetorical strategy, arts-based inquiry, sexuality, intersectionality, and critical theory.