California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing/Hybrid Poetry, 2016
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts (New York, NY)
Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies: Writing, 2012
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London, UK)
Certificate in Classical Acting Performance, 2008
Awards & Nominations
California Institute of the Arts Artists Grant, 2014-2015; 2015-2016
Pushcart Prize, nominated for 2012 award
Lang College Academic Scholarship, 2010-2011; 2011-2012
New School University Academic Scholarship, 2011-2012
Loyola University Academic Scholarship, 2007-2008
Selected publications can be found by clicking here.
Internship & Literary Experience
Red Hen Press (Pasadena, CA) Fall 2014
Learning fundamental book design elements by doing. Creating book layout for prose & poetry titles. Executive designer of four limited edition 20th Anniversary Broadsides. Reviewing completed cover designs & checking they meet print requirements. Design & layout editing.
Pitkin Review (Plainfield, VT) Spring 2013
Design & Publication Editor
Make all design & layout decisions for the magazine. Create cohesive magazine design for interior pages as well as creating engaging cover art. Provide the Editor in Chief with a finalized digital copy of the magazine utilizing the Adobe creative suite. Oversee printing and distribution. In addition; chief graphic submissions editor, selecting images for inclusion in the magazine based on their artistic merit & adherence to submission specifications.
Gigantic Magazine (New York, NY) Fall 2013
Girl-Friday responsible for an array of tasks including; research, extensive copyediting, event support, grant writing, nonprofit application status, reading slush, & generally supporting the editors.
Hollywood.com (New York, NY) 2010
Responsible for pitching story ideas, writing content, editing pre-written content, and managing the website. Extensive internet research required for each new content idea.
Eleven and a Half Journal (New York, NY) 2011
Executive Editorial board member of the new literary magazine of Eugene Lang college. Spearheaded the complete re-imagining of the journal; from layout, to web presence, to content, under the direction of Mark Statman.
Release Magazine (New York, NY) 2010
Editorial board member of the Literary Magazine of Eugene Lang College, under the direction of Jill Magi. Responsible for reading and editing submissions, sequencing, and basic editorial tasks.
The New Orleans Review (New Orleans, LA) 2008
Assistant reader of poetry submissions, under the direction of Mark Yakich. Responsible for reading poetry submissions and passing along the best to the editors.
California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) 2014-2015 Academic Year
Create & execute lesson plans on college level academic writing for first year undergraduate students. Grade academic papers, maintain attendance, grade participation, liaise with students & faculty on all issues regarding university level academic writing.
Lush Handmade Cosmetics (New York, NY) 2011-2012
Training Liaison at the Union Square location.
Create and develop training units on new and year-round products within the shop. Manage bi-monthly training sessions, as well as run on the floor trainings on a daily basis. Draft and send monthly e-mails with a training outline for the staff. Report of staff training progress to management team.
Goddard College MFA Program (Plainfield, VT) Spring 2013
Document Based Writing Workshop
Lead a workshop of MFA students on the semantics of document based writing. Create presentation of contemporary literary examples using the document as creative starting point. Lead students in brainstorming ideas for their own work, providing found documents to lead students in an in class writing assignment.