Welcome! I am the Assistant Director of the Center for Folklore Studies and the Director of the Folklore Archives. I was born in West Covina, California and raised in Rancho Cucamonga. I attended California State University-San Bernardino for my undergraduate education, where I pursued dual majors in English (w/ a focus on ethnic and post-colonial literature) and Philosophy (w/ a concentration in ethics & politics). I then attended Ohio State University for both my MA and PhD in Folklore, where I pursued my research interests through organizations such as the Folklore Student Association, Literacy Studies@OSU GradSem, Appalachian Studies Association Network@OSU (formerlyAppalachian Project, Ohio) and serving as a Graduate Administrative Assistant in the Folklore Archives.
In 2012, I was hired as the Assistant Director of the Center for Folklore Studies. My position includes program development and management, direction and management of the Folklore Archives, outreach & engagement, research, teaching, and administrative oversight.
View my staff bio on the CFS website.