I’m an academic adviser and lecturer of German at Iowa State University in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. In my role as adviser and teacher, I work closely with students to help them make them most of their time on campus while connecting them to opportunities both domestic and abroad.

I was born in the former communist Romania and I spent my childhood moving every few years before settling in the US with my parents at the age of sixteen. I have called Romania, Germany, Canada, and Austria home at some point. As a result, I am fascinated by questions of identity, nationalism, immigration, and how they impact women in particular.

I hold a PhD in German and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and have taught both German and Comparative Literature courses at various Midwest universities.

Find me on Twitter: @simplybike