Prior to heading back to school at CMU to pursue my Master’s in Professional Writing I was working in nonprofit and higher education development. This experience developed a unique communication skill set--persuasive writing to receive grant money. This type of writing is applicable across many genres and disciplines. I am interested in crafting writing that is efficient and actionable and hope to inspire students’ confidence and control with their own writing. Outside of the classroom I enjoy moving around outdoors as well as finding a great album, book, or movie to immerse myself in.