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Work experience

Mar 2008Mar 2009

Runner / Clerk

Lamp, O'Dell, Bartrum, Levy, and Trautwein PLLC
  • Created a working archive of closed files
  • Maintained open file system
  • Performed non-legal tasks which required trips outside of the office
Aug 2008Dec 2008

Intern/Assistant Editor

Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Journal
  • Provided professional editorial oversight to submissions
  • Responsible for formatting and layout of journal
  • Responsible for source checking
Aug 2007May 2008

Intern/Assistant Editor

Appalachian Studies Association: Journal of Appalachian Studies
  • Provided professional editorial oversight to submissions
  • Maintained a working archive of collected back-journals
  • Researched circulation opportunities
  • Designed framework for online database
  • Kept logs current
Jan 2004Dec 2007


Marshall University Writing Center
  • Assisted students in editing their papers
  • Clarified assignment goals
  • Maintained log of student/tutor interactions
Dec 2004Aug 2007

Reader / Assistant Editor

Et Cetera: Marshall University's Literary Magazine
  • Evaluated submissions for quality
  • Assisted in layout and formatting
  • Maintained consistent communication amongst other readers and editors


Jan 2007Jul 2009


Marshall University
  • 2008 Maier Writing Award recipient: Graduate Nonfiction Prose
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.87 GPA (Pending comps completion in June)
Aug 2003Dec 2006


Marshall University
  • 2005 Ruth Flower Brown Scholar
  • 2004 Maier Writing Award recipient: Undergraduate Nonfiction Prose
  • 2005 Maier Writing Award recipient Undergraduate Creative Writing Poetry
  • 2005 COLA Undergraduate Research Conference Writing Award
  • 2006 Outstanding Student Award, Department of English
  • Multiple-time COLA Undergraduate Research Conference participant (2005; 2006)
  • Numerous publications within Marshall University's Literary Magazine, Et Cetera