I am a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College in the Department of Teaching and Learning. My research interests center on digital media and learning. In particular, I study learning and literacy that moves across space and time. I am a member of the Spatial Learning and Mobility (SLaM) research group. I am currently running a connected learning program at the Nashville Public Library for youth that introduces them to urban planning experiences and initiatives as they build their own version of Nashville in the video game Minecraft, learning about local, spatial issues along the way.

Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, I earned my MEdT from the University of Hawaii-Manoa, while teaching English at James Campbell High School. Before that, I received my MA in English from Penn State University.