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 

  • 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

Twenty Stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • Contracted 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