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Work experience

Aug 2012Present

Teaching Assistant

Florida International University
May 2011Sep 2011

Editorial Assistant

Columbus Parent Magazine


Aug 2012Present

Masters of Fine Arts

Florida International University
Aug 2008May 2012

Bachelors of Arts

Ohio Wesleyan University


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  • Writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry
  • Teaching culturally diverse literature
  • Teaching writing skills that will apply across the curriculum
  • Teaching creative writing
  • Literary magazine editing and layout
  • Literary journalism
  • Service work, especially interfaith and intercultural service

Fellowships and Awards

  • Knight Fellowship, Florida International University (2012-2015)
  • Summa Cum Laude, Ohio Wesleyan, (2012)
  • Frederick L. Hunt Prize for Proficiency and Promise in Creative Writing, Ohio Wesleyan, (2012)
  • Outstanding Senior Journalism Major, Ohio Wesleyan, (2012)
  • Bliss and Mildred Wiant Award for Promoting Interfaith/Intercultural Understanding, Ohio Wesleyan, (2012)