Q: What courses do you teach or assist with?
A: Communication Perspectives (3010), and Public Advocacy (2140)
Q: What are your current academic / career goals?
A: Getting my master's is the first goal, but I'm pursuing my PhD to eventually become a researcher and professor.
Q: What has been the greatest reward of being a TA?
A: Teaching a writing course has not only improved my writing, but also opened me up to all of my students' interests.
Q: What has been the greatest challenge of being a TA?
A: The workload is no joke. I schedule when I can eat and shower.
To put it into perspective, I'm taking three classes, then teaching and grading three more classes for 100 other students.
Q: As an undergrad, had you always considered graduate school?
A: No. I enjoyed grant writing, and felt I could pursue that at a non-profit organization, but it just didn't work out.
Q: What projects or research are you currently working on?
A: I'm finishing up my thesis on the local fracking ban that happened a couple of years ago. I'm also working on making curriculum that teaches folks about local governments and how to get involved.
Q: Are you involved with any other extracurriculars at UNT?
A: I'll affiliated with UNT Improv Comedy Club, and I also enjoy the Graduate Student Council.
Q: How long have you been a TA?
A: Two whole years. Wow, I just had that realization.
Q: What are your plans after graduating?
A: I'm hoping to continue teaching while I apply for PhD programs. If I get accepted somewhere I'll start next Fall
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: If you put chicken in anything I will eat it, but I have a weakness for chicken stew.