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My original intro was really just a pedagogy question, so here goes again:

My original intro was really just a pedagogy question, so here goes again:

I'm a second year creative writing MFA student at the University of Washington in Seattle.  I have a previous interdisciplinary MA (with a literature focus) and part of a secondary education graduate degree.  Before starting my current program (where I'm a teaching assistant), I was an adjunct for three years at various colleges around New York City.  I taught in-person, online, and classes that were split between both settings. 

My teaching interests including using technology to support college reading and writing skills--particularly practical, functional ones.  When it comes to technology in the classroom, I really like anything that gives my students additional tools/platforms for research, critical thinking, discussion, etc.  I prefer not to tell my students what to think, but instead to encourage them to evaluate evidence carefully and question everything. 

My creative writing is highly influenced by non-fiction formats (encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.) and usually has some relationship to gender studies, the environment, or other topics that I want to examine from as many angles as possible.  Sea stars, knitting, and glacier rescue hauling systems make frequent appearances in my stories. 

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