experience & education

education

Western Washington University: 2015 – 2018

  • Bachelors Degree in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis; completion of undergraduate courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, editing & publishing, and linguistics, as well as a graduate seminar in creative nonfiction
  • Minor in Anthropology; completion of undergraduate courses in social, cultural, and biological anthropology, with a focus on marginalized identities and cross-cultural research 

experience // current

Oyster River Pages

  • Creative Nonfiction intern; assessment of literary submissions, consultation with section editors on final selections, social media support, correspondence with contributors, community outreach and development

Wizards in Space Magazine 

  • Guest Editor for poetry and nonfiction; assessment of submissions, creative collaboration with magazine staff to select and stylize a forthcoming issue, provision of line edits and feedback for featured contributors, social media support

Author Mentor Match

  • Round 5 Mentee; revision of a full-length YA novel manuscript with the guidance of published author Julia Lynn Rubin, working through feedback to restructure the plot and add depth to characters

experience // previous

Scribie: February – August 2017

  • Self-selected transcription of audio files for a variety of companies and interests; utilization of personal accountability and scheduling, broadening knowledge of commercial text formatting

Jeopardy Magazine: December 2016 – May 2017

  • Volunteer content evaluator; assessment of student literary submissions, comments and feedback on individual fiction pieces, creative peer collaboration

SchoolAuction.net: October 2016

  • Commissioned blog post writing; detailed communication with client, research through phone interviews, use of writing skills to promote products and connect with consumer base

Usborne Books & More: August 2016

  • Transcription of client’s video files with time stamps and frame breaks; time management skills, task organization and accountability, promotion of products, proficiency in YouTube transcript formatting

Ellie Chavez: July 2016

  • Proofreading and editing a full-length poetry collection; working with client to give feedback and suggestions for readability, grammar, style, and flow

MadLab Short Play Festival: 2013 – 2014

  • Publication of two one-act plays; collaboration with professional playwrights and directors, development and editing of multiple drafts based on peer feedback, attendance of live script readings and stage rehearsals, broadening understanding of theatre conventions & culture