I was born and raised in East Tennessee. I received my B.A. from the University of Tennessee, with majors in French and Linguistics. After receiving my M.A. in French from UT, I taught English at a French university. I then returned to the US and served as a French lecturer. I decided it was time to continue my graduate studies, and I’m excited to be joining the SLAT family. My research interests include study abroad as well as technology in the second language classroom, specifically in hybrid course contexts. I’m currently a GAT in UA’s Writing Program. I enjoy learning new languages and traveling to new places whenever possible.