I am currently a Masters student in the Department of History at Western Michigan University, focusing on 20th century United States protest, social, and LGBT movements. My thesis, titled "Fighting for Inclusion: Gay Liberation at the University of Michigan, 1970 to 1975," explores the ways in which a gay and lesbian community sought to create institutional acceptance.
I am also honored to serve this year as president of the Teaching Assistants Union, AFT-Local 1729.
Prior to pursuing my college education, I held a variety of positions in marketing, communications, public relations, and sales. The majority of my career was spent in the music industry, mainly as an in-house talent buyer for national and regional entertainment.