Agnes earned a B.A. in German and English and an M.A. in German from the California State University at Fullerton. Before joining the Transcultural German Studies doctoral program at the University of Arizona in Fall 2012, Agnes taught undergraduate courses in German language, culture and literature at various universities for several years. Next, she spent an academic year at the Herder Institut, Universität Leipzig, Germany, where, in addition to investigating various topics in German as a foreign language, Agnes also explored Mediaeval German literature and researched her dissertation topic about the nature of writing in Classical Weimar as well as the interrelationship of German literature and music in the compositions of Franz Liszt, particulary the ones he composed during his Weimar era. At the the University of Arizona, Agnes taught courses in GER 101,102 and GER 201 and served as a Teaching Assistant for GER 160. Currenly, she is writing her dissertation about Friedrich Schiller and the poetic idea.