C.V.

EDUCATION

M.F.A. in Writing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. GPA 4.0. May 2017

  • Teaching Fellowship 2016-2017

B.A. in English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Cum Laude. May 2015

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS

  • “St. Germaine and Blinking Colored Lights,” New Hampshire’s Emerging Writers Anthology, Z Publishing House, July 2018.
  • “Voicemail,” Litro, June 2017.
  • University of New Hampshire’s Young Dawkins III Prize for a graduating student with the most outstanding thesis in the MFA program, May 2017.
  • “An Interview with Jeremy John Parker: Book Design, Writing, Outlook Springs, and Life after the MFA,” Barnstorm Journal, April 2017.
  • “Baby Girl,” Flash Fiction Magazine, July 2016.
  • Finalist for Crab Orchard Review Student Writing Awards for “Pushing Back,” March 2016
  • “Story, picture, painting: an interview with artist Linda Griggs,” Barnstorm Journal, 2016.
  • “Papier-mâché Parrots,” Bloodstone Review, February 2015.
  • “New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogue,” Dawnland Voices, November 2015.
  • University of New Hampshire’s Excellence in Fiction Writing Award, May 2015.

INVITED READINGS       

  • “Prey” New Hampshire Institute of Art Storytelling Festival, 2019
  • “Mother,” Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA 106.1 FM, Portsmouth, NH, 2017.
  • Gone East, Graduate Student Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, 2017
  • “Baby Girl” Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA 106.1 FM, Portsmouth, NH, ,2017.

TEACHING & ADVISING EXPERIENCE

Head of Faculty, English Teacher, US Performance Academy, Elkins, NH, August 2019-Present

  • Courses Taught:
    • English Language Arts courses for grades 9-12
    • AP Literature and Composition
    • AP Language and Composition
    • Journalism
  • Manage a team of six teachers and five learning coaches
  • New LMS and SIS implementation
  • Coordinated and facilitates dual enrollment program.

English Adjunct Instructor, Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH, May 2018-Present

  • Courses Taught:
    • Composition
    • Critical Thinking in the Humanities
    • Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
  • Courses of 12-25 students in writing, literature, and critical thinking; 3hr blocks
  • Curriculum focus on a multicultural pedagogy

English Adjunct Instructor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. August 2017-May 2018

  • Courses Taught:
    • First-Year Writing
  • Multiple sections of writing courses with 24 students per class
  • Thematic course: Class and Identity in America
  • Heavy attention paid to student/teacher conferences throughout the semester

Creative Writing Instructor, GrubStreet, Boston, MA. February 2016-Present

  • Courses Taught:
    • Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, Screenwriting, and Creative Nonfiction
    • Science Fiction
    • Short Fiction
    • Seminar on Character Development
    • Seminar: Flash Fiction
    • Seminar: Incorporating Magical Realism to our Writing
    • Novel in Progress
    • Novel in Progress II: The Murky Middle
    • Master Novel in Progress
    • Seminar: Writing the Middle Grade Novel
    • Seminar: The Ghost of You–Writing about Traumatic Loss
    • Writing Death and Grief
    • Reading Like a Writer

English Instructor, Graduate Instructor of Record, Department of English and Composition, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. August 2016-May 2017

  • Courses Taught: 
    • First Year Writing – Themes of Class and American Identity
  • Designed and facilitated two sections of composition with 24 students each

Writing Workshop Master Teacher, St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program, Concord, NH, June-July 2017, June-July 2018 

  • Courses Taught: 
    • Writing Workshop
  • Four sections of creative nonfiction – 12 students each
  • Mentor to an undergraduate teaching intern for the length of the program
  • Lived on campus, conducted nightly office hours 

English Instructor, Johns Hopkins University – Center for Talented Youth, Baltimore (Remote), MD. May 2018-Present

  • Courses Taught: 
    • Crafting the Essay (College Level – Grades 10-12)
    • Young Readers Series: In Search Of (Grades 4-6)
    • Young Adult Readers Series: Monsters, Magic, and Mayhem (Grades 7-9)
    • Young Adult Readers Series: A Study of Sherlock Holmes (Grades 7-9)
  • Enhance critical reading, thinking, and writing skills through individualized written feedback and online discussions with peers for gifted students. 
  • Individualized written assessments

Teaching Assistant, Seacoast Charter School, Dover, NH. February 2018-June 2018

Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham, NH. August 2014-June 2015

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Copy Editor/Content Consultant, Dr. Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University; Dr. Mara Willard, Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Boston College, July 2018-January 2020

  • Copyeditor and content consultant for anthology on Toni Morrison’s work, Goodness: Altruism and the Literary Imagination, University of Virginia Press 2020.
  • A liaison between authors and editors while formatting, checking facts for proper citation, and consulting on content and style
  • Consulted on broadening the audience for the essays submitted for publication

Copy Editor/Content Consultant, Patricia Perez, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, also affiliated with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA, October 2019-Present

  • Copyeditor and content consultant for the following manuscript which is under contract: Panamanian Suite: A Musical History of the relationship between the USA and Panama

Editorial Assistant/Digital Content Creator, Dr. Siobhan Senier, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire; Dawnland Voices, http://www.dawnlandvoices.org, June 2015-2017

  • Edited, organized archives, databases, and literary journal of indigenous writing from tribal nations native to New England; included graphic design, website design, and search engine optimization

Arts Editor, Barnstorm Journal, August 2017- May 2017

  • Solicited and published fine art and photography to pair with creative literary work

SERVICE & ASSOCIATIONS    

  • US Performance Academy – Served on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (DEIB) and Graduation Committee.
  • St. Paul’s School ASP – supervised campus events such as student-led open mic. nights; voluntarily read at all school meetings.
  • GrubStreet – Read the summer Teen Fellowship applications.
  • Magic Hour Foundation – Volunteer professional photography sessions for families fighting cancer. https://magichour.org
  • AWP Membership