Education/Public Service

As an educator, I strongly believe in the value of both creative practice and critical engagement across all disciplines. This core belief leads to a simple yet powerful teaching philosophy: through the act of creating novel artifacts (both tangible and intangible) within social environments, students not only develop new knowledges but construct their own agency as individuals and intentionally engage with the socio-cultural world around them. I extend this philosophy to all areas of my own educative and creative practice, embedding this work into contexts as a diverse as high school math classrooms and do-it-yourself (DIY) punk venues.

Teaching Experience

University level courses (all at UW-Madison):

  • Digital Media for Teachers (graduate, secondary education cohort)
  • Teaching Mathematics (undergraduate, early childhood education/ESL cohort)
  • Arts-based Pedagogies (undergraduate, early childhoodeducation/ESL cohort)
  • Video Games and Learning (teaching assistant, undergraduate)
  • Creativity as a Pedagogical Tool (workshop, graduate, secondary education cohort)
  • Arts Integration and the Role of Improve (teaching assistant, workshop, graduate, secondary education cohort)

Other Teaching Experiences

  • High School Mathematics, I.D.E.A.S. Academy, Sheboygan WI, 2011-2015
  • Graduate Student Teacher, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA, 2015-2016

Public Service

West Side Arts Un/The New State
Education Committee Member, 01/2019-Present

Riverwest Artist’s Association/Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts
Executive Board Member, Music Committee Chair, 12/2016-Present

Wisconsin Forensics Coaches Association, Milwaukee WI                  
Coach and Treasurer, 09/2004-05/20


Press for Recent Educational Events

The Experimental Education Series Looks to Offer a Gateway into the Experimental Music Scene” from the Shepherd Express, 2017