University of California, Riverside, CA | 9/12-present
Ph.D Candidate, Department of History

University of California, Riverside, CA | 9/10–6/12
M.A., Department of History

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI | 9/02–5/06
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science


Teaching Assistant, English Composition | 9/15-present
University of California, Riverside, CA

  • Designed and taught undergraduate courses in beginning- and intermediate-level English composition
  • Evaluated student writing, including informal and formal writing assignments
  • Managed classrooms of up to 25 students
  • Maintained detailed records of student grades, participation, and evaluations

Contributing Author | 4/15-present
GradHacker, Inside Higher Ed’s blog for Graduate Students

  • Wrote 900-1200 word blog posts for publication
  • Identified and addressed issues of digital pedagogy and digital citizenship for a Graduate Student audience
  • Maintained a strict publication schedule and coordinated with 20-25 other authors
  • Promoted GradHacker’s mission statement through my social media presence

Graduate Processing Intern, Congressman George Brown Collection | 1/15-present
Rivera Library Special Collections and University Archives, Riverside, CA

  • Processed, organized, and catalogued personal documents for inclusion in UCR’s Special Collection
  • Identified and addressed issues of preservation and privacy within the collection
  • Contributed to the collection’s finding aid

Associate-In History, Lecturer for History 15: World History, 1500-1900 | 7/15-8/15
University of California, Riverside, CA

  • Designed and taught an undergraduate course in Early Modern World History
  • Wrote and presented lectures to a class of 48 students
  • Oversaw and directed two teaching assistants
  • Maintained confidential records on student grades and conduct

Co-Chair and Event Manager, Annual History Department Colloquium Series | 9/14-6/15
University of California, Riverside, CA

  • Maintained a budget of $5,000 for a 12-speaker series
  • Facilitated the speaker’s stay in Riverside, including travel, lodgings, honoraria, and meals
  • Coordinated the catering, room set-up and take-down, and technology requirements for each talk
  • Created and distributed promotional material to maximize attendance

Intern for British Historical and Medieval Manuscripts, Department of Manuscripts | 7/14-10/14
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

  • Implemented digitization plan for Stowe Volume Collection’s original index
  • Organized Montagu Papers and digitized its finding aid
  • Assisted in special projects which required proficiency in Early Modern Italic and Secretarial hands
  • Provided research aid for users of the manuscript collections

Teaching Assistant, Modern and Early Modern World History, World War I, and Historian’s Methodologies | 9/11-4/15
University of California, Riverside, CA

  • Lead discussion-based undergraduate courses for classes of up to 25 students, both in-person and online
  • Instructed students in the evaluation of primary sources, online and library-based research, and writing argumentative essays
  • Graded and provided feedback for student assignments, essays, and exams
  • Maintained accurate and confidential records of student grades and evaluations

Circulation Coordinator, Hurst Library | 8/08-9/10
Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

  • Directed and assisted student research
  • Educated students and faculty on usage of library resources
  • Managed between 15-20 students per semester

Continuing Education

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria University, Victoria, Canada
Summer, 2015

  • Week 1: Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application
  • Week 2: Understanding the Pre-Digital Book

California Rare Book School, University of California, Los Angeles
Summer, 2014

  • Archival Practice for Historians and Librarians

Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages, Indiana University, Bloomington, ID
Summer, 2011

  • Russian, Level 4