Sarah Lawrence college

Ba, 2009

General Assembly

full stack certification, 2013

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

MFA, 2018


2017-2018 poetry reader

The adroit journal

Read high volumes of unsolicited poetry submissions and discussed acceptances with a team of sterling editors via Submittable.

2015-2018 Adjucnt Professor

Department of Writing Studies, Southern Illinois University

Held triweekly seminars and developed original coursework for the standard Composition I, Composition II and Creative Writing 101 courses. Focused on creating culturally diverse, thought-provoking and challenging lesson plans.

2013-2015 Freelance Web Developer / Graphic Designer


Worked with several clients (Dar Williams, IndieEats Cakes, Brooklyn Arts Press) and created original and sleek websites for their companies. Designed and created logos for online magazines and literary journals. Consulted projects in early development for General Assembly and acted as a QA analysis for small companies looking to Beta and A/B test their products.

2012-2013 Women in tech scholarship recipient

General Assembly

Took part in a 3 month web development program where I designed and built web applications using various technologies/resources such as the following: Ruby on Rails (3/4), Sinatra, JavaScript (jQuery, AJAX, Underscore.js, Backbone.js, d3.js, ...), SQL (PostgreSQL, mySQL), NoSQL (MongoDB), Website Hosting (AWS, Heroku), Test Driven Development, Version Control (Git), Agile Development Environment (PivotalTracker, Trello) and more. 

2010-2014 creator, diretcor, producer

Kiss punch poem

Created an original live theater event that showed weekly at The Magnet Theater in New York City. It was an official selection at the Chicago Improv Festival, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Hawaii Improv Festival and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. The cast included performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, Story Pirates, and The Truth Podcast.

2009-2017 co-director writers’ week

Black dog tall ship summer camp

Designed a summer camp for teens interested in writing aboard the Black Dog Tall Ship, Shenandoah.

2016-2018 web master / poetry reader / Editorial Assistant

crab orchard review

Read high volumes of unsolicited poetry submissions and discussed acceptances with a team of editors. Proofread and copy edited for print issues. Redesigned and re-built the C.O.R. website. 

2011-2018 writer in resident / creative writing instructor

Omega Institute

Developed and lead original creative writing workshops at the holistic retreat center’s Rhinebeck campus.

2016-2018 Founding member

Daughters of the doorway

Founding Member alongside Aja Monet and Giselle Buchanan. A pop-up style female-only healing and writing event.

2013-2015 Web developer / content specialist


Worked as a web developer, project manager and content specialist on dozens of projects. Created web applications for clients ranging from national nonprofits to state parks. Worked extensively with technologies and platforms including but not limited to Salesforce development, SQL, Craft and Angular.js. Held investigative interviews with company stakeholders to wireframe content for our design team.

2010-2012 editorial assistant

Fourth story media

Aided in the creation of interactive content across multiple platforms
(book, web, apps) for kids aged 2-16; assisted in market research, creative development, project management, user testing, and implementation. Worked side by side CEO (former President of  Scholastic, Inc.) Assisted in the launched of the first trans-media book/web series for teenage girls – The Amanda Project  (Webby Award Honoree 2010). Developed 4-book series with publisher HarperCollins, grew and managed online community from 100-10,000+ members, established teen advisory board, designed  & implemented marketing initiatives & branded content campaigns for promotional partners.

2009-2015 Professional Teaching Artist

various locations

Taught and lectured everywhere from Yale University, Berklee College and Bergen Community College (where I held Master Artist Residencies) to New York City halfway homes and sober-living environments . Founded and lead workshops. Hosted countless after school writing programs such as Youth Speaks and Opening Acts.