University of Montana
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Poetry, 2014 - 2016
The George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Language and Literature/Letters, 2009 - 2013
Trinity College, Dublin
2012 - 2012
Past Employment :
I work as Freelance Writer at SimpleTense Education
Freelance Writer at Zenergy Works where I write SEO content and social media posts for various clients, adapting to each client’s individual style and requests. I also regularly use Basecamp.
Freelance Writer at Thomas Riggs & Company where I updated data for the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations (including social development and insurance information), wrote essays for a high school anthology of literature on elements of the supernatural, and edited various essays regarding the UN.
CutBank Poetry Editor at University of Montana
I co-managed a team of poetry readers, assigned, read, and replied to all submissions, and decided on final content in meetings with the other editors.
Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Montana
I was one of five poets awarded a two-year teaching position for the 2014-2016 school years. I taught one section of freshman composition per semester and one introductory poetry workshop during my time as a GTA. My responsibilities included teaching an 80-minute class twice a week, planning lessons, grading, and meeting with students outside of class time. Additionally, I designed the entire syllabus and curriculum for the poetry workshop. I also took a one-semester GTA training course focusing on pedagogy.
Freelance Writer at Missoula Valley Lifestyle
I wrote articles informing community members about the local businesses and events happening in and around Missoula, including profiling local citizens.
Second Wind Co-Curator at University of Montana
I helped to schedule 2 readers and 1 musical act per week from August to March, introduced both readers and musical act every week with my co-curator, and coordinated with the venue in terms of what equipment readers and musicians needed weekly.
I'm a currently MA-based 2013 graduate of the George Washington University (BA in English) and a 2016 graduate of the University of Montana (MFA in Poetry). I am currently a freelance writer ranging from essays to articles and am also interested in editing and tutoring. Please contact me for my publication specifics (including articles, essays, and poems).