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
Wizards in Space Magazine
As Associate Editor, I assess poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions (500+ per issue) and collaborate with other staff members to stylize forthcoming issues, as well as providing line edits & feedback for our contributors. I have also helped plan in-person and virtual community events such as launch parties and open mics, sold issues and merch at conventions, written copy for submissions calls and rejection/acceptance letters, and provided core support for the Editor in Chief.
As Digital Media Manager, I am solely responsible for managing the magazine’s social media profiles, creating content calendars, and organizing our online presence. I delegate, write, and edit regular blog posts, as well as assisting with event writeups and promotion. I am keenly familiar with and have helped develop our brand and voice; miscellaneous creative projects have included developing & photographing themed recipes for an issue launch, working with another small press to review forthcoming chapbooks, and disseminating a reader poll to collect data on our community and readership.
Under the Gum Tree
As Assistant Reader, I provide weekly critique and feedback on slush-pile submissions ranging in length from flash essays to features; I work with section editors to move pieces forward in the selection process and have provided content for social media.
experience // previous
Oyster River Pages: January – October 2019
Creative Nonfiction Intern; assessment of literary submissions, consultation with section editors on final selections, social media support, correspondence with contributors, community outreach and development
Twenty Stories: June – September 2019
Seasonal Bookseller; assisting customers with purchases and making personalized recommendations, stocking and organizing displays, social media support, forthcoming title research, promotion of community events
Author Mentor Match: October 2018 – June 2019
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
Jeopardy Magazine: December 2016 – May 2017
Content Evaluator; assessment of student literary submissions, comments and feedback on individual fiction pieces, creative peer collaboration
Usborne Books & More: August 2016
Transcription Specialist; promotion of products, use of YouTube transcript formatting, time management, organization and accountability
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