Education

Education
2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Illinois State University
    • GPA: 3.41                   
    • Major:  Theatre Studies, Film Studies concentration
    • Minor:  History           
    • Honors:  2013 Legacy of Leadership Undergraduate Award Nominee, Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society), National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2014 - Present

Publications & Communications Coordinator

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Responsible for helping ASAN communicate and interface with the public in an effective & consistent manner, as well as for the creation of cognitively accessible resources for ASAN’s constituents such as fact sheets, self-advocacy tools, email blasts, and more.

I manage ASAN's Communications Team, including 10+ writers and editors, guiding them through assignments and the editing cycle to prepare resources for publication.

In charge of managing The Autistic Press, ASAN's micropress, seeing manuscripts through the entire publication process.

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014

Freelance Writer

Writers by Design
Completing custom pieces of writing and academic templates tailored to client specifications, utilizing skills in academic research, Chicago, APA, and MLA formatting styles, English grammar to provide high-quality products.
Jan 2012 - May 2013

Writing Tutor

Julia N. Visor Academic Center, Illinois State University

Worked one-on-one with Illinois State University students to plan, write and revise writing assignments. Areas of specialization include Chicago Manual of Style usage, AP style, and working with English language learners.

Aug 2013 - Oct 2013

Instructor, THD-152 (Experiencing Theatre)

Illinois State University

Instructor for THD-152, a general education course that provides a hands-on introduction to the creation of theatre as well as a grounding in basic concepts and performance analysis. Guided students in the completion of various writing assignments, provided ongoing feedback, and held frequent office hours for tutoring.

Sep 2011 - May 2012

Military Encyclopedia of Russia and Eurasia (MERE) Editor

Academic International Press

Proofread, annotated, and indexed encyclopedia articles contributed by scholars in preparation for publication.

Sep 2010 - May 2013

Executive Editor/Contributing Writer

The Indy Newspaper

Edited newspaper articles for grammar and AP style and formatted them for publication. Contributed articles.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

Dramaturg

Southland Area Theatre Ensemble (SLATE) at Governors State University
Researching SLATE summer productions and compiling dramaturgical packets for the cast and crew to use. Research needs vary from production to production, but typically include background information on the production, in-depth explanations of terms in the script, translations into English, and contextualizing history and information.

Conference Presentations

Certifications
Apr 2013

"We’re Just Here to Observe": Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous) and the Obsolescence of the Proscenium Arch

Presented at Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture graduate conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Abstract:

As American university theatre departments continue to push for “inclusivity” and more “diverse” texts within their curriculums, their staging practices often remain anchored to the exclusive and homogenizing proscenium space of the 19th century. Particularly drawing on Una Chaudhuri’s writings on theatrical geopathology, this paper examines the incompatibility of the proscenium theatre space with modern multicultural American texts. Furthermore, by using Illinois State University’s recent production of Naomi Iizuka’s play Anon(ymous) as a case study, it aims to illuminate the gulf between the theory and practice of multiculturalism in a university theatre setting – through textual and performance analysis combined with an investigation into the history, politics, language and visual art of the proscenium space as a hegemonic tool.

Mar 2012

Anarchism and Confucian Filial Piety in "Family"

Presented at Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference