I have been at Haverford since 2003 in various roles that center around supporting diversity, access, and inclusion. I taught for many years in the Bi-College Education Program, and then for many years in the First Year Writing Program. As Haverford's Multilingual Specialist in the Writing Center, I supported English Language Learners and other developing academic writers as they moved from writing short papers as first year students to writing their senior theses. Most recently, as the Interim Director of the Chesick Scholars Program, I have had the honor of working alongside our incredible first-generation and low-income (FLI) students and my incredible colleagues to build and strengthen FLI student programs and resources at the college. Now, as an Advising Dean, I want my advisees to know: I am passionate about helping you get a great education at Haverford. Even if Haverford feels unfamiliar to you, you are not alone, and you belong here. I see you, I welcome you, and I believe in you.
I grew up in rural America and now live in NW Philadelphia with my wife, our two teenage sons, and our three adorable but very spoiled cats. I'm an extrovert but I also love quiet, domestic life: visiting farmer's markets, gardening, cooking, and going for long walks. I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching a wide variety of tv shows. My role models include Michelle Obama, Bowen Yang, Billy Porter, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Sedaris, Anthony Jack, Emma Gonzalez, Karamo Brown, Joyce Bylander, and of course, the incredible Leslie Knope.