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, 2007-2009
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,
Hotel & Cruise Ship Reviews
Aftermath, novel, Little, Brown, forthcoming
Girls of a Certain Age, short story collection, Little, Brown, forthcoming
Selected Fiction Publications
Selected Non-Fiction Publications
Expertise & Skills