B.A., Washington and Lee University, 2006
Double major: Romance Languages (French, and Spanish); Music Composition
M.M., Johns Hopkins University (The Peabody Conservatory), 2008
Vocal Performance; Opera
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2011
I am a doctoral candidate, and a graduate instructor of French in the Department of French and Italian and Vanderbilt University. In terms of teaching and research, I have two general passions: vocal performance, and French. My student career has, thus, seen me pursuing degrees in Romance languages (French, and Spanish), music composition, vocal performance, and French literature. My current research, which focuses on the nineteenth-century French novel, and Baroque French opera, allows me to merge these two passions in a doctoral thesis. Additionally, I am passionate about applied linguistics, especially the branches of second language learning and second language acquisition.
Outside of the academy, I enjoy singing in chamber choir, and enjoy listening to as much of the eclectic sampling of great live music Nashville has to offer.