I am a Teaching Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program at University of Denver. I teach required first-year writing courses including WRIT 1122: Rhetoric and Academic Writing and WRIT 1133: Writing and Research. My first-year writing courses take a variety of themes including Writing About Writing, Writing About Food, and Writing About Fandom and Fan Cultures. I also teach a course about Social Class and College Culture in the DU First-Year Seminar Program and a class in Writing and Digital Media in the DU Minor in Writing Practices. My research focuses on two distinct topics: 1) first-generation college students’ literacies 2) pedagogical approaches to multimodal and multimedia composition.