As an instructor, she likes to explore themes of culture and power to help students develop effective intercultural communication skills. She embraces active learning to get students excited about a topic through various in-class discussions and activities that center students in the learning process.

Her research brings together work on immigration, callings, and resilience. Recently, she has sought to investigate how immigrants make sense of policy, immigrant portrayals, and their lives through the lens of “calling.”

Research Interests

  • themes of culture and power, bringing together research on immigration, discourse, and career studies
BA, Marquette University, Corporate Communication, Advertising
MA, Purdue University, Organizational Communication
PhD, Purdue University, Organizing for Change