Professional Development

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, Quality Matters, July 27-Aug 10, 2021

Beyond White Feminism: Envisioning an Intersectional Future, Brooklyn Public Library Presents, Feb 2021

White Feminism and the Worker of Color, Brooklyn Public Library Presents, Feb 2021

Let’s Vote: Social Responsibility and How Your Vote Makes a Difference (Panel Member), Kishwaukee College, Oct 2020

Black Minds Matter, CORA, July 2020

Identity is Impolite, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL, July 2020

LGBTQ Indigenous Youth Panel, Diné Pride and Equality , June 2020

Addressing Anti-Blackness on Campus: Implications for Educators and Institutions, CORA, June 2020

Undocumented Student Mental Health in School and College Settings, Sharing the Dream, June 2020

Legal Rights of Transgender Your, ICSPS, May 2020

Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students, ICSPS, May 2020

Creating Affirming Learning Environments for LGBT+ Students, ICSPS, May 2020

LGBTQ+ Families Panel (Panel Member), DeKalb, IL, Feb 2020

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, Green Bay, WI, April 2019

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Portland, OR, March  2019

Identifying Microaggressions, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach, Feb 6, 2019

CODE (Conversations on Diversity & Equity) Facilitator Training, Northern Illinois University, Dec 18-19, 2018

Reducing Remediation (Facilitator), Illinois Community College Board, Sept 24, 2018

Reducing Remediation, Illinois Community College Board, March 27, 2018

Summer Poetry Teachers Institute, Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL, July 2017

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs Professional Exchange, Xi’an, China, Oct 2015 & May/June 2016

Xi’an International University, Xi’an, China, June 2016 (Presenter: The Community College)

Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference, Purdue University, Feb 2016

International Education, Kishwaukee College, Feb 2016 (Presenter: Costa Rica Culture and Education)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Minneapolis, April 2015

International Education Week, Kishwaukee College, Nov 2014 (Presenter: Memoir Writing for Empowerment: My Summer in Kenya)

Out of the Closet and Intro the Classroom or Workplace, Elgin Community College, Nov 2014

5th Annual Best Practices Learning Symposium for Developmental Educations, Kishwaukee College, Oct 2014 (Presenter: Supplemental Instruction for Success in Developmental Writing)

National Association for Developmental Education, Dallas, March 2014

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Seattle, Feb 2014

Celebrate Diversity Training Series, Kishwaukee College, April 2013 (Presenter: I Think There’s a Gay Kid in My Class) (Presenter: A Primer for LGBT Sensitivity in the Classroom/Office)

Teaching Learning Center, Kishwaukee College, April 2013 (Presenter: Navigating Trans* Identities in the College Classroom)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Boston, March 2013

Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference, Michigan State University, Feb 2013

Richland Conference on Diversity and Globalization, Richland Community College, June 2012 (Presenter: Ally Training at a Community College)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Chicago, Feb-March 2012

Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference, Iowa State University – Ames, Feb 2012

Developmental Education Summit, Lake Land College, Oct 2011

Two-Year College Association (TYCA) Midwest, Columbia State Conference Center, Oct 2011

3rd Annual Best Practices Learning Symposium for Developmental Educators, Harper College, April 2011

Pan African Connection, Oakton Community College, Feb 2011

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, New York, Feb 2018

Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference, University of Illinois, Feb 2008

South Central Service Cooperative Young Writer’s Conference, North Mankato, March 2007 (Presenter: Literary Arts Journals)

Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference, U of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Feb 2007

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