Iowa Writers’ Workshop – M.F.A. in Fiction (2014)
Indiana University - Began M.F.A. in Fiction (2011-2012)
Harvard University - B.A. in English and American Language and Literature, magna cum laude (2008)
Awards and Distinctions
Finalist, Orlando Prize (flash fiction – “October, Forest River” – 2012)
Creative nonfiction thesis awarded high honors (2008)
Edward Eager Memorial Fund Prize for Fiction (short story – “The Breaks” – 2007)
Indiana Review- “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door” (review – 2012)
Forbes Booked Blog - “Ned Rorem Muses, Laments” (review – 2011)
Forbes Booked Blog – “Patti Smith Says Goodbye” (review – 2010)
The Commotion - Daily essays on the writing life published Summer 2010 – Spring 2011
Tuesday Magazine - “The Good Life” (essay – 2008)
Tuesday Magazine - “Simone” (short – 2007)
Tuesday Magazine - “The Breaks” (fiction – 2007)
Tuesday Magazine - “Running in Circles” (fiction – 2006)
Tuesday Magazine – “Indulgence” (fiction – 2005)
Employment and Experience
The Iowa Review - Fiction Editor (2012-2013). Responsible for selection and solicitation of journal’s fiction content.
The University of Iowa - Teaching Assistant, Creative Writing (Fall 2012). Teaching one section of a studio-based creative writing course of my design. Course features fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Indiana University – Associate Instructor, Creative Writing (August 2011 – May 2012). Taught two sections of introductory creative writing survey course with a dual focus on workshop-style praxis and “reading like a writer.”
Bloomington Writing Project – Associate Director, Writing Consultant (September 2011 – May 2012). Tutored weekly and ran regular workshops for Bloomington-area youth and underserved adults.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Subsidiary Rights Assistant (June 2008 – May 2010). Collaborated with authors and estates, international publishers, and other members of the subsidiary rights team to license translated editions of FSG books worldwide.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Editorial Intern (Summer 2007). Read and reported upon submitted manuscripts for adult and juvenile editorial departments. Extensive work in subsidiary rights and copyediting.
Let’s Go Travel Guides – Editor, Let’s Go: Paris 2007 (February – August 2006). Edited and was held responsible for written content of Let’s Go: Paris 2007. Hired and trained two Researcher-Writers to fact-check and generate copy in Paris.
Let’s Go Travel Guides - Assistant to Director of E-Commerce and Fact-Checker for Let’s Go: Eastern Europe 2006 (Summer 2005). Assisted with redesigning of Let’s Go website and readers’ forum. Proofed and fact-checked Let’s Go: Eastern Europe 2006.
Tuesday Magazine - Writing Director (Summer 2007 – Spring 2008). Founded Staff Writer Program and supervised magazine’s team of 8 staff writers. Facilitated weekly writing workshops and served as mentor for individual staff writers.
Tuesday Magazine - Editor-in-Chief (Spring 2006 – Summer 2007). Held accountable for selection and editing of all written content in the magazine. Presided over weekly meetings with an 11-member editorial board.
Tuesday Magazine - Editor (Spring 2005 – Spring 2006). Met with authors individually to discuss their work and guide revision. Collaboratively selected pieces for each issue in weekly editorial board meetings.
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter - Outreach Director (Winter 2006 – Spring 2008). Forged and maintained relationships with other Boston-area homeless care providers. Participated in weekly shelter policy-shaping meetings with other directors. Directed one weekly six-hour shelter shift, overseeing 4 volunteers.
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter - Overnight Supervisor (Fall 2005 – Winter 2006). Supervised one weekly overnight shift (10:30pm – 7:30am), overseeing a team of 5 volunteers.
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter – Volunteer (Fall 2004 – Fall 2005). Volunteered for one weekly overnight shift.