Assistant Professor Curriculum and Pedagogy
Leads the English and foreign language teacher education programs in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy and teaches courses in language education. Her research interests in community engaged teaching involve the participation of university students in organizations serving immigrant populations. Specifically, she is interested in the impact of experiential learning from community organizations on factors affecting students' foreign language acquisition. She is conducting mixed methods research on GW students participating in Operación Impacto and has presented her preliminary findings at local and national conferences. She is also engaged in work that connects language teacher education candidates to schools and organizations that support bilingual immigrant youth to succeed in American schools.