Centro Hispano mural, Madison, Wisconsin

As a former elementary school classroom teacher in Dallas, Texas, and high school teacher with the Peace Corps in Daugavpils, Latvia, I am committed to supporting a culture of writing both inside and outside the classroom.



I work with community partners in Madison to develop writing workshops aimed at personal and social empowerment for girls and women, Latinx youth, and immigrants. I am also privileged to advise graduate students doing research on writing in communities, including studies of African-American coding literacy in a community computer science program; working-class basic writing students in a community college; immigrant women in a family literacy program; university custodial workers in an ESL program; workers writing for pay; and people recovering from aphasia in a community writing group.


If you have an idea for a community partnership