This is my fourth year as a student in the Physical Culture Studies area of the Kinesiology program at the University of Maryland. Broadly stated, my research interests focus on the intersections of sexuality, physical health, and complex systems. I’m currently working with Dr. David L. Andrews. During my time here, I’ve been both TA and instructor of record for a number of courses within the Kinesiology department including Sport in American Society and Kinesiological Principles of Physical Activity. Before beginning doctoral research at UMD, I completed a master’s in Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. I also have a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and am an alumnus of the JET Programme. I chose to be a Graduate Teaching Fellow because I’m passionate about the educational experience and I believe that it is imperative to actively engage in your own education.