Recently, my body of research and scholarly profile was nationally recognized both by the International Literacy Association’s inaugural “30 Under 30” list and the AERA Language and Social Processes special interest group's Emerging Scholar Award. My dedication to the field, however, far extends beyond research and teaching. I also understand the importance of active service to the university, to the community, and to the profession. At Michigan State University I served as a practicum committee student-member for a number of early career graduate students in Teacher Education. At the department level, I served on committees ranging from the doctoral education curriculum (DEC) committee to the TE chair’s advisory council.  My service also stretches outside of my department. Working alongside of Dr. Joanna Bosse and Dr. Katie Manthey, I completed a programmatic assessment of the Residential College of Arts and Humanities (RCAH) graduate fellows program for the Graduate School.

Outside of broader university and department commitments, I have held numerous leadership roles for the American Educational Research Association. Most recently, I was the acting chair of the student outreach and technology sub-committee for the Division G student executive committee. Currently, I am the Writing and Literacies SIG technology and social media outreach co-ordinator. I am also a reviewer for several national conferences and peer-reviewed journals in language and literacy research. These experiences exemplify my longstanding commitments to mentoring and professional service. For more information, please see my vitae.