RESUME summary

Professional ​
  • Dynamic educator with extensive experience in public, high school, and higher education settings

  • Organized and effective problem solver that encourages students to become critically thinking agents in an increasingly global and diverse workforce 

  • Integrates innovative technology into the classroom experience

  • Committed to supporting students in the realm of information literacy including the ability to locate, critically evaluate, and effectively use information 

  • Specializes in creative writing education and workshop-based learning

Pacific Northwest College of Art 
Faculty, Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program
2020 - Present
  • Serves as faculty mentor to graduate students across multiple genres
Colorado College
Lecturer, English Department (Journalism Institute)
2019 - Present
  • Teaches Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lecturer, Writing Department 
2018 -2019
  • Taught Contemporary Practices: Intro to Writing as Art  
  • Served on First Year Cabinet Committee 
Nerinx Hall, Department of English
​2017 - 2018
  • ​Taught Advanced Creative Writing (Senior Level Course), American Literature Honors (College Credit Course), AP Literature (College Credit Course)
  • Served as Faculty Advisor for the school's Literary Magazine Inklings
Temple University, Department of English 
Undergraduate Instructor 
​2009 - 2012
  • Taught undergraduate level course, "Analytical Reading & Writing", in the English Department's First Year Writing Program
    • Responsibilities included: 
      • Course design​
      • Conducting weekly lectures including multimedia presentations
      • Preparing and grading writing intensive assignments
      • Holding office hours
      • Submitting grade reports
  • Provided teaching support by serving as a graduate teaching assistant for large enrollment undergraduate level survey courses (100+ students) including "English Literature I: 1600-1900" and "American Literature I: 1600-1900"
  • Developed question and answer based pedagogy approaches while responding to the overall needs of students and senior faculty 
Wheaton College, Department of English
Graduate Assistant Director for Summer Institute for Literacy and Cultural Studies 
​2012 - 2012
  • Assisted with undergraduate participant recruitment and assessing of applications
  • Offered grant proposal consulting and admissions advisement 
  • Responsible for program coordination as well as management
  • Provided writing and editing consultation services while managing office hours for administrative and student contact
  • Oversaw student mentoring and preparation for graduate level academic demands  
American Poetry Museum
Museum Educator 
​2008 - 2009
  • Coordinated and administered literacy outreach programs for public schools
  • Traveled to various Washington, DC and Maryland public schools to lead poetry workshops as a means of raising literacy levels and encouraging creative writing as a form of positive stress management
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

​2016 - 2017


​Master of Library and Information Science 

Beta Phi Mu, Alpha Chapter/Anne M. Boyd Award

4.0 GPA



Howard University 

​2005 - 2009


Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Minor in English

Summa Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa

3.8 GPA

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