My research and teaching focuses on gender, race, science, environment, and species- particularly through the practice of pet-keeping and animal sheltering. Animal sheltering is the only documented field which has been solely dominated by women (85%) since its inception in the late 1800’s. I am a feminist ethnographer but also employ historical/cultural studies methodologies in keeping with my interdisciplinary training. I have taught in WGST since 2005 and in History since 2018, in addition to working in primary and secondary education as an administrator and certified teacher. I teach Women and Animals- WR, Women’s Folklore and Folk Life; Introduction to American Women’s Culture (201), and Gender and the Environment.