MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2014.
BA, English Language and Literature, Writing Minor, Creative Writing Concentration, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, 2010.
PUBLICATIONS and SCHOLARSHIP
Knifework – A collection of poems completed to fulfill my Masters Thesis requirement and complete my MFA degree at Syracuse University. Worked closely with Brooks Haxton, Professor of English at Syracuse University, over the course of three years.
y = mx + b(eauty) – A collection of poems approved and published as a Senior Honors Thesis in Creative Writing, completed during two semesters of independent study with poet Cathleen Calbert, Professor of English at Rhode Island College.
“Tuscaloosa” – Poem published in Watershed Review, an online literary journal.
“After the Show” – Poem published in Gris Gris, a literary journal.
“LD50” – Poem published in Issue 3 of Tirage Monthly, an online poetry journal
“y = mx + b(eauty)” – Poem published in the Winter 2012/2013 issue of Barrow Street, a poetry journal.
“Blood Brothers” – Poem published in Issue 16 of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics.
“Solitary (Brave)” and “Therapy” – Poems published in Issue 13 of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, a poetry journal.
ACADEMIC HONORS and AWARDS
Member of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, Omicron Pi chapter, Rhode Island College.
Departmental Honors in English, Rhode Island College, 2010.
C. Annette Ducey Award for excellence in English, scholarship for the 2009 – 2010 school year, Rhode Island College.
Jean Garrigue Award in Creative Writing, Honorable Mention, Rhode Island College, 2010.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Rhode Island College, 2010.
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Writing and Literature Instructor at Syracuse University from August 2011 to December 2013.
Peer Writing Tutor at the Rhode Island College Writing Center, Providence, RI. May 2009 to May 2010.
Shoreline, the Rhode Island College literary magazine. Poetry Editor for the 2010 issue. Responsible for receiving, reviewing, accepting, and rejecting submissions, including appropriate communication with contributors, staff, and the faculty advisor. Also responsible for working with the editorial staff on the magazine’s layout, organizing readings and events, and marketing the magazine. Achieved successful publication in Spring 2010.
Salt Hill, the literary magazine published by students in the Syracuse University MFA Program. Art Editor for issues 32 and 33, for the academic year of 2013-2014. Responsible for soliciting, receiving, and accepting artwork for publication. Coordinated with editors and designers to organize and produce each issue. Also assisted with readings, events (such as the AWP 2014 Conference), and marketing the magazine, and helped as a reader for the poetry section. Successfully published both issues.