Education & Experience

MFA Creative Writing
University of South Florida, Tampa | Expected May 2022

Academic Appointments. Graduate Teaching Assistant (First Year Composition), First Year Composition Training in revised program with Dr. Norbert Elliot, Online Instructor Course Training

B.A. English/Creative Writing, B.A. History, Minor in Classics
University of South Florida, Tampa | May 2019

Specialties/Interests. Gender and sexuality, Counterculture, Western Europe: Victorian era through WWII, Ancient Mediterranean: Classical Greece through early Roman Republic, Russian studies

Mentors. Ira Sukrungruang, Jay Hopler, Heather Sellers, Jarod Roselló, Liz Kicak, Mark Leib, Karen Gonzalez, Nicole Discenza, Jessica Cook

Awards, Service, & Other Cool Stuff

Service.
Fall 2019 MFA App Review (Underrepresented students: BIPOC, Undocumented, Trans*) – Washington University St. Louis

Awards.
Anspaugh Fiction Award 2019 – “The Mourning Club”

F(r)iction Spring 2019 Finalist – “The Mourning Club”

Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize 2019 – “Paper Birds”

Bettye Newman Poetry Award 2017 – “Persephone Before the Underworld”

43rd New Millennium Writings finalist 2017 – “Persephone Before the Underworld”

University of South Florida National Poetry Month 2015 – “At Night We Make Haikus”

Appearances.
University of South Florida English Graduate Students Association Conference – Spring 2018

Fish Bowl Radio Network interview: The Missing – February 2018

University of South Florida “6x6” Creative Writing showcase – Spring/Fall 2015; Spring/Fall 2016

Accolades.
University of South Florida Dean’s List of Scholars – 2016, 2017, 2018

Western Washington University President’s List – Fall 2014

Writing team/backstage manager of MetroCon “Masquerade” – Tampa, 2017-2020

Writer, editor, director of 8-episode webseries – Bellingham, WA 2014