I earned my PhD in Linguistics in the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia, where I taught introductory French and linguistics courses, facilitated language laboratory workshops, and served as a student representative. Previously, I taught English as a Second Language in France and the United States and worked as a Student Success tutor and Writing Center tutor for undergraduate students. I am a first-generation college student dedicated to improving education and support services, especially through the use of technology to engage and motivate students. I am interested in careers in higher education administration related to student affairs, faculty development, educational technology or e-learning, such as academic advising, study abroad/program coordination, or instructional design.
I have been the web designer, content creator, and social media manager of ielanguages.com, a free language learning website, for two decades. I am also currently an assistant editor of the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies and webmaster of the New Zealand Studies Association website and the Moai Culture website, which accompanies the exhibition, Easter Island, Myths and Popular Culture.
Additionally, I am the author of Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book and Say it in French: New Edition, both published by Dover Publications of New York. My audio-visual French Listening Resources podcast is listed in MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. My language tutorial e-books covering vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of six European languages, with accompanying mp3s, are available via Gumroad.