University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Fiction
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.A. English & Psychology
Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell Tradition Fellow
Writer & Editor, Freelance / Contract
Research and write articles for news and lifestyle websites, blogs, professional newsletters, college guidebooks, etc. Provide copyediting and substantive editing for essays, grants, and fiction for a variety of clients. Write product copy for all Target departments. Clients include: The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, College Prowler, The Poses Family Foundation, The Nest, Global Post, Target, independent professionals & academics.
Creative Manager, Steve & Barry's Corporate HQ, Visual Merchandising Department
Wrote content and provided visuals for corporate communications for 250 clothing stores nationwide. Spearheaded research projects that resulted in company-wide policy changes. Managed creative projects such as designing prototype room layouts, visual manuals, and celebrity clothing launch guides.
Instructor, The University of Virginia and Semester at Sea,
ENWR 1559: Travel Writing (Semester at Sea, Spring 2014)
Taught and designed Travel Writing class for Semester at Sea’s voyage through 16 ports in Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Semester at Sea combines fieldwork, independent travel, and traditional classwork to create a unique study abroad experience for college students.
ENWR 1510: English Composition (University of Virginia, Spring 2012, Fall 2013)
ENWR 2600: Intro. to Fiction Writing (University of Virginia, Spring 2011, Fall 2012)
Expertise & Skills