I completed an interdisciplinary master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. During that time, I interned with an international micro cinema group in Montreal and studied film and international development, culminating in my thesis research: "Imagining Genocide: Film and the Rwandan Genocide."
My passion for both film and francophone culture have informed my professional and personal activities. I began teaching two intermediate French classes at Nebraska Wesleyan University in January 2008. In addition to instruction, I am in charge of outreach activities in area high schools, including founding and editing a promotional newsletter for the French department and doing classroom visits for high schools participating in the Honors Academy program.
I have been working as a quality manager of French translations through Transperfect Translations, Inc., in which I handle legal documents from companies such as Alcatel and L'Oreal and organizations like the United Nations and the Red Cross.
I have worked at the Telluride Film Festival for six years as a volunteer at the festival and as the student film coordinator. Recently, I have taken on publicity and outreach duties for the Omaha Film Festival.
My interests include French contemporary novel, African and Caribbean writers, depictions of violence in film, and theorizations on images.