Advisor: Mariana Pacheco
While my hometown is Reno, NV, I have spent the last 12 years living in Japan. I received both my B.A. (Linguistics and Japanese) and my M.A. (TESOL) from the University of Nevada. For the previous six years, I was employed as an assistant professor of foreign languages and cultures at Tsukuba University in Japan. I have also worked at Waseda, Hitotsubashi and Nihon University. My career highlights (so far) are publishing in TESOL journal and presenting at the TESOL conference. My current research focus is looking at the various ways in which White Privilege affects second language learning.