I earned my Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine in 2015. My research interests consistently focus on Spanish theater, although I consider dramatic texts from multiple temporal periods--spanning the medieval era through contemporary forms. I am presently revising two articles: one on the didactic connection between Juan Manuel and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, particularly through an analysis of Alarcón's La verdad sospechosa and another on Valle-Inclán’s literary and literal usage of wolves. Most recently, I embarked on a book-length project on Albert Camus and his curious fascination with Spain. I am a founding member of Dragoncillo puppet troupe. I have been a member of the Spanish department at Buena Vista University since 2015.