English PhD Candidate working towards a career in the academic world and student services. Partial load instructor at Conestoga College (2016-2018) and VP Student Services of the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) at Western University (2015-2018).

I love Jane Austen, Ayn Rand, and Meatloaf (the band).


2011-2018  –  Western University                                         

PhD Candidate: English Literature: Victorian and Postcolonial Literature

2010 – 2011  – Western University                                         

Masters in English Literature

Summer 2010  – Alfred Bader International Study Centre  (East Sussex, England)

Summer Certificate program

2006 – 2010 –  Queen’s University                                        

Bachelor of Arts (Honours): English Language and Literature

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology


AVP Student Experience Hiring Committee, February, 2018 – Present

Graduate Student Life Advisory Group Chair, August, 2017 – Present

Western University Mental Health Strategist Hiring Committee, April – June, 2017

NAVSA 2016 Social Media Coordinator, March, 2016 – November, 2017

Graduate Professional Development Committee, March 2016 – August, 2017

Graduate Working Group on Mental Health and Wellness, February 2016 – May, 2017

Graduate Peer Support (GPS) Co-Developer and Chair, January, 2016 – April, 2017

Graduate Sub-Committee on Mental Health and Wellness Co-Chair, May, 2015 – Present

Western University Student Mental Health & Wellness Advisory Committee, May, 2015 – Present

Western University Sexual Violence Prevention: Forum Committee, September, 2015 – May, 2016

Western Pride Committee, May, 2015 – August, 2016

Western University Student Services Committee, May, 2015 – Present

Orientation and Social Committee Co-Chair, October, 2014 – May 1, 2015

Committee on English Graduate Studies, 2013–2015

Graduate English Society Co-Chair, 2013–2015

UWO Victorian Reading Group Co-Chair, 2013–2015

NAVSA 2014 Executive Committee, Social Media Coordinator, April, 2014 –Nov, 2014

Conference Organizer. “The Victorianists’ Workshop: New Approaches to Archives, Methods, and Pedagogy”. Affiliated with Victorian Studies Association (VSAO). Western University. April 6, 2013.

Word Hoard, Western Graduate Journal, Peer-Editor, 2011-2012

UWO Writer-in-Residence Committee, 2010–2011; 2012–13


“Britain’s Art of Darkness: The 1857 Manchester Art-Treasures Exhibition and the Indian Mutiny.” NAVSA Conference. Arizona State University: Phoenix, Arizona. Nov. 3-6, 2016.

“‘Why did Conrad never write about India?’: Masculine Trauma in Lord Jim and the Echo of the Indian Mutiny (1857-9).” NAVSA Conference. University of Hawaii: Honolulu, Hawaii. July 9-12, 2015.

“‘Evoked Ghosts’: Inherited Masculine Trauma and the Haunted 19th-Century Adventure Literary Tradition.” ACCUTE Conference. University of Ottawa: Ottawa, Ontario. May 20-June 2, 2015.

“Traumatized Heroes in Conrad and Stevenson” and Chairing Roundtable “Just for Boys? Reconsidering Victorian Adventure after 1855.” NeMLA. Ryerson University: Toronto, Ontario. April 30-May 3, 2015.

“‘Violent Encounters’: Mutual (Mis)recognition in Jane Austen’s Persuasion.” CSECS. Western University: London, Ontario. October 17-19, 2013.

“Ecological Tropes: Snow and Healing in Gail Jones’ Sorry.” CACLALS Conference. The University of Victoria: Victoria, British Columbia. June 1-3, 2013.

Co-proposed panel: “Weathering the Storm: Ecologies of Writing and Healing in Literary and Visual Texts” with Professor Julia Emberley. CACLALS Conference. Victoria, BC. June 1-3, 2013.

“‘The Seam of an Old Wound’: Traumatized Boyhood and the Indian Mutiny (1857) in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim.” NeMLA Conference. Tufts University: Boston, Massachusetts. March 21-24, 2013.

“‘Transformative Theriomorphism, Land ‘Ethic’ and ‘Community’: Indigenous Ecocriticism in Doris Pilkington’s Rabbit-Proof Fence”. NeMLA Conference. Rochester, New York. March 15-17, 2012.

“Unrealistic Expectations: Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and Boyhood in Imperialist Adventure Fiction.” ACCUTE Conference. The University of Saint Thomas, NB. May 28-31, 2011.

“Hindsight” and “Run Down.” Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature. The University of Victoria, BC Graduate Conference. March 10-12, 2011.

“Run Down”, “Unspoken,” and “Small Tokens.” The Lamp. Volume 1. Graduate and Professional Journal. Queen’s University. March 31, 2009.