I have a BA from Macalester College in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, and have my MLIS from St. Catherine University.

A select listing of classes I have taken are listed below. Many of these classes have been integral to my intellectual and emotional growth and continue to act as a lens through which I view the world.

American Sign Language

  • Beginning ASL I
  • Beginning ASL II
  • Intermediate ASL I
  • Intermediate ASL II
  • Fingerspelling Lab

English Literature

  • Poetry
  • South African Literature
  • 19th Century African-American Narrative
  • Topics in 20th Century African-American Lit
  • 20th Century Science Fiction (audited)
  • Children’s Literature (audited)

Library and Information Science

  • Introduction to Library and Information Science
  • Topics: Social Justice in Children’s and Y.A. Lit
  • Internet Fundamentals and Design
  • Database Management
  • Services for Children and Young Adults
  • Storytelling for Adults and Children
  • Archival Administration and Services
  • Materials for Young Adults
  • Reader’s Advisory Services
  • Internship (Hennepin County Library)


  • Acting Theory/Performance I
  • Technical Theatre
  • Fundamentals of Scene Design
  • Lighting Design (audited)


  • Crafts of Writing: Poetry
  • Internship (Elixir Press)
  • Crafts of Writing: Fiction
  • Advanced Writing Workshop
  • Playwriting/Textual Analysis (audited)