Intructor, Writing Initiative
I grew up in poverty and was the first in my family to go to college, my mother achieving a high school diploma and my father earning his GED. Mentors helped me recognize my potential and I went on to study the importance of mentors to the success of women, students of color, and non-trad students, who can be shut off from the informal dissemination of information and opportunities. My other specialties include writing studies, motherhood studies, and digital medias. I publish my writing and run community poetry workshops as well. In my spare time I make Shrinky dink jewelry, karaoke, and worship my cat Frank.