I lean on my own undergraduate experiences to help me teach. My college career was not traditional, skipping around from one college to the next trying to figure out what I wanted to do and be in the world. I’ve been a commuter, I lived in a dorm, I dropped out more than once, I changed my major (a lot), I worked, I came out. I fell in love, got my heart broken, then fell in love again. Through all of these experiences, I wrote, grounding myself with courses in English, writing, art history, and philosophy; drawn to the opportunity to put thought to words. I understand that not every student follows this path. But I also understand that every student comes to college with their own set of ideas, identities, and experiences; their own path. And I am so happy they are here.