- M.A., University at Buffalo (2017)
- B.A., Houghton College (2015)
- American History Survey
- Governing the City
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Program Coordinator
Houghton College Buffalo at Hope House – Houghton, NY (2018-present)
- Credential of Readiness
Harvard Business School (2015)
- Community Organizer
Buffalo/WNY Chapter of the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement – Buffalo, NY
- B.O.U.N.C.E. Award Recipient
Peaceprints of Western New York (2015)
- Best graduate paper
Phi Alpha Theta Western New York Regional Conference (2017)
- State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recipient (2013)
- Named to the Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic Team (2013)
- Student Government Association Award for Community Service recipient
Schenectady County Community College (2013)
Why I Teach at Houghton
- I had the privilege of attending Houghton College from 2013 to 2015. As a student, I recognized that one of the wonderful things about Houghton was that the professors’ relationships with their students extended beyond the classroom. I was blessed to spend time with and learn from my professors in more informal contexts. I have many fond memories of professors inviting us into their homes to eat home-cooked meals or watch a movie. Now I’m thankful to have the opportunity to invest in a new group of Houghton College students just as my professors invested in me. One of the books that has inspired me in my current role as the program coordinator at Houghton College Buffalo Hope House is Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. In it, Stevenson explains his belief that no person is their worst mistake—and that everyone is deserving of grace and forgiveness. Our job at Houghton College Buffalo Hope House isn’t merely to educate students—it’s to show them that they have intrinsic value as people made in the image of God. In the words of Stevenson, our job is to show our students that they aren’t their worst mistake.
- United States Refugee Resettlement Program
- Mass incarceration
- Education and recidivism
- “Reducing Recidivism One Degree at a Time.” Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission Conference. 2018.
- “Gender and the First World War: Male Bonding and Masculine Ideas among American Doughboys.” Phi Alpha Theta Western New York Regional Conference. 2017.
- Running – I ran my first half-marathon in May of this year.