Speaking

These are some of the themes I explore when talking with students especially Community College students. Community College and education in general completely changed my life. In Junior High I was diagnosed with a behavior disorder and was a pretty solid D student, a Christian Brother named Brother Peter helped redirect my life at St. Joseph High School where I became an honor roll student. In Junior College at College of DuPage,  Professor David McGrath turned me onto literature and I have gone on to earn a Bachelors Degree from Elmhurst College and an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and I am currently an Assistant Professor on the path to becoming a PhD in English at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. If you told my Junior High teachers this, they'd never believe you.