The University of Texas at Austin
Fellow, Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative (2017-Present)
1 of 7 Humanities graduate students selected for the pilot program designed to expand of the research domain of the humanities to problems and genres of presentation not traditionally explored in doctoral humanities research.
Currently developing curriculum about teaching genocide testimony (e.g. Night by Elie Wiesel) for secondary educators.
Guest lecturer for Intro to Jewish Studies course and technology consultant for hybrid Cultural Geographies of Israel; assisted with development of Scalar multimodal project.
ACES Academic Enrichment
Summer Instructor (2017-2019)
Developed content and facilitated courses for middle- and high-school students; subjects included English, SAT Prep, and Writing.
Learning Consultant (2016-2018)
Taught high school curriculum in a one-on-one setting; consulted on college application essays, and wrote letters of recommendations.
Advisory Board Member (2017-2018)
Recruited to help shape digital rhetoric learning curriculum associated with forthcoming textbook, Becoming Rhetorical.
President of the Board (2018-Present) & Volunteer Teacher
Inside Literature is a 501(с)(3) non-profit corporation and community-based learning program that conducts six-week literature courses at pre-trial correctional facilities led by instructors with advanced degrees in literature or related fields. In my positions, launched several initiatives, including an inaugural spring gala fundraiser. Write grants and develop relationships with donors and community non-profits.
General Motors Advanced Design Studio
Executive Assistant (2013)
Provided ongoing administrative and event support to the director of GM design and executive team; maintained appointments and studio calendar, arranged travel and visas, and hosted visitors and VIPs.
University of Southern California
Bovard Auditorium Production Manager (2008-2012)
Scheduled, planned, and assisted clients in producing over 300 events per year, managing contracts, and invoicing and collection of $500,000 of annual university revenue.
Evaluated and communicated event staffing, setup, and operation needs to scheduling, house, and stage managers and direct and coordinate the activities of 300 student employees to support events.
RESEARCH, EDITING, & TRANSLATION
The Writing Professors Editor and Translator (August 2014-Present) Provide copyediting and developmental editing on projects including dissertations, articles, and creative work. Specialize in adherence to APA, MLA, and Chicago style guides, grammar, and maintaining a consistent voice. Assist non-native English speakers find fluency and greater ease with their writing.
Provide translation services from French to English. Projects have included translating archival notes, philosophical texts, and creative works.
The University of Texas at Austin, Thinking in Public
Editor (May 2018-Present)
Solicit, edit, and write content for “What on earth…” series, a Facebook page and website at UT that promotes the humanities here and around the world.
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts, Public Relations
Podcast Writer (October 2015-Present)
Create podcasts on topics in philosophy, history, literature and popular culture for Humanities Minutes and Death & Numbers, produced by the Humanities Media Project at the University of Texas at Austin whose mission is to inspire interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the humanities by developing accessible and engaging media and events for audiences in Texas and beyond. Humanities Minutes was named one of the iTunes’ U’s best liberal arts collections for 2016!
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of History
Research Assistant (February 2016-Present)
Assist Dr. Judith Coffin, Assistant Professor of History, with research on her forthcoming book about Simone de Beauvoir.
Sparknotes – New York City, New York
Developed content for the study guide to the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, including essays, plot analysis, and breakdowns of text.
Agence Littéraire Lora Fountain – Paris, France
Assistant (September 2013-January 2014)
Assisted with contracts, finances, inventory, and other tasks associated with acquiring foreign edition rights for English manuscripts of fiction and non-fiction. Read and reviewed potential manuscripts.
Testifying to Auschwitz and Algeria. Dissertation, 2019.
“Repurposing l’art épistolaire: Letter-writing as Civil Disobedience in Charlotte Delbo’s Les Belles lettres. Women in French, 2019.
Thinking in Public, “Why on earth…” series. 2018-Present.
“Review of: Death in the Shape of a Young Girl: Women’s Political Violence in the Red Army Faction by Patricia Melzer.” Feminist Collections. vol. 38, nos. 1-2, Winter-Spring 2017.