Bonjour! Teaching, French language and literature, writing, cycling, and yoga are my passions. I am presently at Stanford University, where I study and teach as a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. I will receive my doctorate this coming academic year. In the meantime, I am teaching and tutoring in various contexts as I work to finish my dissertation on twentieth-century fiction in English, French, and Spanish.
From a young age, I had the good fortune to experience the joys of learning: I attended a small school run by dedicated teachers who were motivated by the idea that experience, creativity, and trial and error are the best teachers. I have always known that I wanted to do my part to contribute through teaching, broadening students' concepts of what is possible while giving them the concrete tools to shape their own education and effect the changes they want to see in the world.
A native Coloradan and inveterate world-traveler, I have always loved learning new languages and exploring new places. I have sought out adventures in diverse cultures over the years: living abroad in Paris, Sweden, and Spain; teaching in Spain, Seoul, and Singapore; and traveling throughout Europe and to Central America, Tanzania, and Malaysia, among other places.