MA, Germanic Studies, UBC, 2016
Adv. B.A., History, University of Manitoba, 2005

I grew up in Minnesota and began studying German out of a desire to connect with my German-Scandinavian heritage. I attended Concordia Language Villages and returned in 2000 as a senior counselor. I completed an undergraduate degree in history with a German minor at the University of Manitoba in 2005. It took a number of years to decide to pursue my passions of history, literature and the German language at UBC. I hold a certificate as a CRLA Master Tutor in writing and have experience both in the face-to-face and online environments.  I am interested in many research areas and am enthusiastic to have the opportunity to be part of the CENES department at UBC.

Research Interests

Collective Social Memory, the Holocaust and Wiedervereinigung
Germany and the East
Epistolary Culture
Medieval History

I am a research assistant for the SSHRC Charlotte Schiller project with Dr. Pailer and Dr. Gassner.


“Anya” – short story in Douglas College’s 2014 edition of Pearls


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