Dissertation: The Struggle to Create the New Man: The Literary Criticism and Career of Vladimir Friche.
After graduation, I taught as a lecturer at St. Mary’s College of California in their “Great Books” Seminar program. For a few years I taught beginning and intermediate Polish at Stanford to the very few students who signed up through the Special Languages Program there. I also co-taught an adults’ class of Polish at a weekend school primarily geared for the children of Poles.
In 2007 I began to make a move from lecturing at Saint Mary’s College to public librarianship. I’m now a full-time youth services library assistant at the Lafayette Library in the Bay Area. I’m working on my masters in Library and Information Science online through San Jose State, and I hope to finish it before my daughter Emily (born 1/04) enters middle school. I eventually hope to become a children’s librarian. I enjoy leading storytimes, participating in book club discussions, and working on collection development.