In 2012, I started a PhD program at Purdue University in Philosophy and Literature, where I focus on 20th Century literature in the Americas and contemporary Continental Philosophy. Within these fields I specialize in questions of identity and ethics.
When I started working with middle school students, I became an assistant coach for Skyview Middle School’s Knowledge Bowl team. We won the district title that year, making me the Lifetime Achievement Ultimate Knowledge Bowl Champion. Sadly, the trophy seemed to have gotten lost before I was able to receive it.