resume Highlights

Boise State University
Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing (Fiction) | Fully-funded

Carnegie Mellon University
BA History, BA Creative Writing, Photography minor  |  Humanities Scholars Program

Writing Awards
Alpine Fellowship: Shortlisted, top 20 out of 2000, short story “Simon Says,” 2022

Alpine Fellowship Longlist (poetry), 2021

Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest: Top 10 Finalist for “Disintegration,” 2019

Longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship (creative nonfiction), 2019

Longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship (creative nonfiction), 2018

Notable Essay in Best American Essays for “Gaijin,” 2018

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Money for Women Fiction Finalist, 2016

3rd Place in Carnegie Mellon University Adamson Award for Scholarly Journals (open to undergraduate and graduate students), 2010

2nd Place in Carnegie Mellon University Adamson Award for Personal Essay, 2010

Fellowships and Grants
Wyoming Arts Council Professional Development Grant, 2017

Received full funding for Boise State University degree

Boise State University Kustra Fellowship

CMU Creative Writing Department’s Gladys Schmitt Scholarship

CMU Louisa Saul Rosenthal Margaret Morrison Scholarship for women in writing

CMU Internship Grant – Carnegie Museum of Natural History

US Pell Grant Recipient

Artist Residencies
Wildacres Residency, North Carolina, 2023

Sundress Academy for the Arts Residency (SAFTA) Residency, Tennessee, 2019

Wildacres Artist Residency Committee Judge, 2023

Scholastic Writing Awards, State of Idaho Judge, 2017-present

AEF College Scholarship, Reader for NYC immigrant students, 2018–2019

Best of the Net, Reader for Fiction Category, 2019

International Literary Awards (Salem College) Reader for Fiction Category, 2018

Boise State President’s Writing Awards, Fiction & Research Essay Judge, 2014–2016

Chronology of Formal Work Experience
2023-2012 Founder, Point of View Consulting (Education Consulting and Writing Coaching)

2022 Contract White Paper Writer and Designer for Coin Up/Gates Foundation

2018 Professional Tutor at Red Rocks Community College Writing Center

2017 Life Enrichment Instructor Laramie Community College Albany/Cheyenne Campus

2017 Adjunct English Instructor for Laramie Community College Albany Campus, Wyoming

2017 Office Assistant & Website Design at University of Wyoming Office of DEI

2017 SAT Online Scorer

2016 Instructor for private children's writing camp, Idaho

2016-2013 Instructor of Record for Introduction to Fiction, Research Writing, First-year Composition at Boise State University as part of funding for MFA degree

2016-2013 Writing Center Graduate Assistant at Boise State University as part of funding for MFA degree

2014 Test Proctor at Pearson Professional Center, Idaho

2013 Circulation Assistant at Stanford University Green Library

2013 Admissions Assistant at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2013 Exam Proctor at University of San Francisco Law School

2013 Seasonal Retail Assistant at Macy’s, San Francisco Union Square

2013 Dog walker for private pet sitting company, San Francisco

2012-2010 Assistant Director of Admissions, Minority recruitment team at Carnegie Mellon University

2011-2010 Sample Sale Assistant at United Colors of Benetton, Pittsburgh

2010-2008 Circulation Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University Film Library

2010-2009 Education Work-Study at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

2008 Research Assistant for PhD Decision Science student Carnegie Mellon

2007 Office Assistant at Carnegie Mellon Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

2007 Night Shift Clerk at Kenyon’s Convenient Store, East Amherst NY

2007 Freight Unloader at Kohl’s Department Store, East Amherst NY

2006 Barista & Volunteer Teen Founder of The Coffee House nonprofit, Williamsville NY

2005 Teacher at Williamsville Community Education Summer Program, NY

2005-2004 Waitress at Ying’s Wings and Things, East Amherst NY

Conference Presentations & Activities
Colorado and Wyoming Tutors Conference, 2019
“Working with Problematic Essays”
Interactive workshop based on training and five strategies I developed for Red Rocks Community College Writing Center.

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Conference, Salt Lake City 2015
“Cool Story: Challenges of Tutoring Fiction at Boise State University’s Writing Center”
Shared qualitative and quantitative findings on BSU’s Writing Center’s ability to work with creative writing. BSU certified for IRB Human Subjects Research.

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Conference, Salt Lake City 2015
“Social Justice in the Writing Center: Training Tutors to Combat Social Oppression(s)”
An interactive workshop for administrators and consultants to create a social justice training program for their center.