I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and immigrated to Dayton, Ohio when I was sixteen. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, where I teach professional writing, film and video production, rhetoric, and composition courses. My interests as a scholar range from gender, race, and pop culture to how digital production, especially film and video, can be used within academia to enrich our scholarly inquiries and methodologies, as well as to increase our interaction with publics outside university settings through community engagement. Both my documentary work and my online projects seek to find ways to make academic ideas accessible to people who don’t belong to scholarly communities but are interested in exploring complex ways of thinking.
This site aims to present my research interests, teaching methods, and digital projects. Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you for visiting.