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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Theatre, (expected 2021) The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.                                                                        

M.A., Theatre, (2018) The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.

 Thesis: “Growing Tribes: Reality Theatre and Columbus’

Gay and Lesbian Community”

                                   

M.A., Teaching, (2016) Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Geneva, NY

Thesis: “Let Me Queer This Up for You: LGBTQ-Inclusive

Curricula and Pedagogy

 

New York State Teacher Certification, Secondary English (2016)

 

B.A., English Literature and Theatre, (2015) Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Geneva, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017-2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University

Course Taught: Introduction to Theatre (THTR 2100)

2017- InterACT, Directed Teaching, The Ohio State University

2016- Teaching Assistant- Theatre for Social Change,

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2015- Student Teacher, Grades 11-12 Geneva High School

Courses Taught:  Creative Writing, Nightmare Literature, Holocaust Literature

2016- Substitute Teacher, Geneva City School District

2015- Head of Drama, Camp Runoia

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2017- Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Creative Activities, Department of Theatre, The Ohio State University

2016- University Fellowship, The Ohio State University

2015- Southeastern Theatre Conference Young Scholars Award

 “Women’s Theatre Group: Disrupting the Patriarchy Since 1973”

2015- Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Chapter of New York, 2015

2015- Katharine Gracey Merrill Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

OUTREACH AND SERVICE

 

2018-Present- Facilitator for Multicultural Center Buck Identity Diversity Training Series,The Ohio State University

 

2018-Present- Volunteer at Camp Lilac: Program for Transgender Youth of Ohio

 

2017-Present- Treasurer of The Syndicate: Graduate Student Theatre Group, The Ohio State University

            2019- Organized “Bursting the Silos: An Interdisciplinary Arts Colloquium”

 

2017-Present- Mentor to Undergraduate Directors, OSU Lab Series

                   

2013-2016 Co-Director, Geneva Boys and Girls Club: Project Respect,

Teen Theatre Group

 

2012-2013 Creative Intern/Mentor, Arts In Reach

UNPUBLISHED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

 

2019- “Queer and We Were Here: Combatting Metronormativity

in Gay and Lesbian Theatre History.” 

Paper Presentation, Mid-America Theatre Conference: Theatre History Symposium

 

2018- “Community Building and Queer Comedy.”

Invited Talk, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

 

2018- “Finding Columbus’ Gay Tribe: Reality Theatre

and Community Engaged Performance”

 Invited Panelist, Indiana University-Ohio State University Folklore Student Conference

2017- “Making Spectacles of Ourselves: Personal Narrative

and Theatre for Social Change.”

Paper Presentation, American Theatre in Higher Education Conference

 

2017- “Give Them Another Narrative: LGBTQ-Supportive Theatre Pedagogy.”

 Paper Presentation, Mid-America Theatre Conference Pedagogy Symposium

 

2015-“Women’s Theatre Group: Disrupting the Patriarchy Since 1973”

Paper Presentation, Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention: Young Scholars Panel