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

Wizards in Space Magazine 

  • Associate Editor; assessment of poetry and nonfiction submissions, creative collaboration with magazine staff to select and stylize forthcoming issues, provision of line edits and feedback for featured contributors, research and organization of in-person and virtual events, and social media support

Under the Gum Tree 

  • Assistant Reader; providing critique and feedback on slush-pile submissions for creative nonfiction magazine, collaboration with section editors + EIC, and brainstorming for social media content

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

SchoolAuction.Net: October 2016

  • Blog Contributor; 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 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