I grew up in Carlisle, PA, and attended Penn State (WE ARE!) where I double majored in Spanish and Italian and minored in Latin American Studies. I then moved to Tuscaloosa to attend The University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!). I received my MA in Spanish from UA in 2014, and I finished my PhD in 2018. I will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Tampa in Fall 2018.