Public art from Los Angeles: A typewriter and a message urging the reader to "Give it your very best"

My Story

I received my PhD in English from Loyola University Chicago with a dissertation entitled The Trauma Thesis that examines the representation of psychological trauma in war narratives.

My passion is for non-profit organizations and helping people tell their stories.

I serve as director emerita on the board of directors for Chicago Access Network Television (CANTV) and as secretary of the board of directors for CodeCreate.

I'm also returning to my research and writing on veteran narratives with a focus on WWI and more contemporary conflicts.