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Education

2018   M.F.A. University of Pittsburgh, Fiction Writing

2009   B.A. University of Pittsburgh, English Literature & English Writing, magna cum laude

2007   Certificate, Scottish Universities’ International Summer School at the University of Edinburgh, British Modernism & Creative Writing

 

Selected Publications & Screenings

Fiction

2017   “Rites” forthcoming at Sequestrum

2017   “You Will Know Elasticity” at The Los Angeles Review

2017   “Ache” at Joyland

2017   “Three Shorts” at Knee-Jerk Magazine

2016   “Adlai” at Burrow Press Review

2014   “How to Tell Him” at Corium Magazine

2014   “Effigy of a Princess” at IDK Magazine

2014   “Perfidy” at PANK

2013   “Floyd” at Quiet Lightning’s Sparkle & Blink

Essays & Poems

2018   “Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt” forthcoming in Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class

2017   “Snail Love” a video essay forthcoming at Anastamos

2017   “Four Poems” at Heavy Feather Review

2017   “Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt” at Scoundrel Time

2016   “Mom Before New York” at Word Riot

2015   “The One I Love” at The Female Gaze

2013   “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” at The Female Gaze

Screenings

2014   “Where I” at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Film Kitchen Front Porch Contest at Harris Theatre

2014   “The Necklace” at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Film Kitchen at Melwood Screening Room

2014   “Invisibility & Flight” at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Film Kitchen at Melwood Screening Room

 

Selected Awards, Fellowships, & Residencies

2018   Ragdale Artist Residency,  forthcoming fall 2018

2017   Runner-up, Sequestrum‘s New Writer Awards for “Rites”

2017   Finalist, Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers for “American Made”

2017   Peter Taylor Fellowship, The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, nonfiction

2017   First place, Turow-Kinder Award for Fiction at the University of Pittsburgh for “American Made”    

2016   Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

2015   Writing Pittsburgh Fellowship, Creative Nonfiction

2015   Honorable mention, Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award for “Effigy of a Princess”

2015   Longlist, the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions for “Perfidy”

2013   The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, fiction

 

Selected Teaching & Work Experience

2017   Instructor, Intro to Fiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh

2016   Writing Center Tutor, University of Pittsburgh  

2016   Instructor, Seminar in Composition, University of Pittsburgh     

2015   Instructor, Seminar in Composition, University of Pittsburgh

2015   Writing Pittsburgh Fellow, Creative Nonfiction

2013   Managing Editor, Weave Magazine

2013   Freelance Editor, Pearson Education, Pittsburgh, PA

2012   Market Relations Manager, Pearson Education, San Francisco, CA

2011   Assistant Editor, Pearson Education, San Francisco, CA

2010   Editorial Assistant, Pearson Education, San Francisco, CA

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