Western Carolina University
Hailing from East TN, I have built my home and life in the TN-WNC mountains. I graduated from Carson-Newman University in 2015 and went on to obtain my Masters in Professional Writing at Western Carolina University, where I graduated in 2017. Soon after, I began working for the Department of English Studies at Western Carolina University where I teach entry level courses in writing, research, and rhetoric. My scholarly interests lie primarily in Appalachian literature, but I like to branch off into horror and genre studies. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, various creative pursuits, and watching Korean dramas.
Paper: To Live Forever: Horror and the Abject in Donna Tartt's The Secret History