I am currently a graduate student at Indiana University - Bloomington (IUB), working toward my Doctorate in the Dept. of Geography with a concentration in human geography. My goal is to find new means of analysis for community-based agriculture projects. I have experience teaching core geography classes, including leading the lab sections of G107, Physical Systems of the Environment and being the lead instructor on three different courses: G110, Human Geography; G369, Geography of Food; and G357, Community Orchards & Community Gardens (a class of my own creation). During course work, I worked as a fundraising assistant for Community Kitchen of Monroe County, where I wrote grant proposals and additional copy to support programming.
In Dec. 2016, I took a full-time position with the Service-Learning Program at IUB to support me as I complete my dissertation research and writing. As the community engagement coordinator, I ensure community voice is taken seriously in our partnerships and monitor community need. Positioned in the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning, my work is improving my pedagogy as well; I serve as an instructional consultant, helping faculty create a learning environment that includes developmentally appropriate, contextualized and critical, transformational service-learning.
local food systems, community-based agriculture projects, governing the commons, performance, interspecies relationships