About Me

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I am an educator who is committed to the holistic development of students and communities locally and around the globe.  Over my fifteen year career in international development, international education, and higher education I have lived in five countries and worked in or traveled to over thirty others.  Currently, I serve as the coordinator of the International Agriculture undergraduate minor at Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pennsylvania, USA) and teach undergraduate classes related to international agriculture and development.

Want to learn more about my work experience?  Connect with me on LinkedIn.


I have the tremendous privilege of working with and learning alongside some amazing young people everyday. I seek to further their perspectives on life around the globe in order to challenge, empower, and develop how they view the world around them. Click here to read more about my teaching philosophy.

The core classes I teach are:


A comprehensive overview of the ecological, social, political, economic, and technological challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and food security globally.


This senior seminar is a deep dive into the interconnected complexities of facing agriculture and food security globally. This class combines active discussion with applied grant writing skills.

INTAG 100 Online

Offered to students at Penn State’s Commonwealth campuses, this course addresses much of the same content of INTAG 100 but in an online learning format.

Learn more about the International Agriculture minor at Penn State University:


My research for my doctoral dissertation explores the perspectives of community members in Costa Rica who interact with students from universities in the United States.  There are few empirical studies exploring what community members view as the opportunities and challenges of programs where US university students are engaging in their communities’.  As a scholar, I seek to bring this seldom heard voice into the conversation and to understand what community members see as value and challenges of these programs.

To learn more about my research, visit my ResearchGate profile.

I also am working to further the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within my own classroom.  Here is one presentation from the 2019 annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.



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