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, social media support

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

Scribie: February – August 2017

  • Transcriber; worked to fulfil needs of varied companies and individuals, utilizing personal accountability and scheduling, broadening knowledge of commercial text formatting

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