TEACHING, EDITING, & MORE

  • Part-time English Instructor at Red Rocks Community College and Metro State University, Denver, CO
  • Guest Editor for Sinister Wisdom issue 106 The Lesbian Body
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design: Living Writers: Revision Workshop for Creative Writing majors, The World Novel, and Precursor to Writing Roundtable I and II (remedial college writing classes) 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Central New Mexico Community College: ENG 1101 (College Writing)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Old Dominion University: ENG 110, 211, 112, 114 (Composition, Writing in the Humanities, Enjoying Literature, American Literature) and FLET 101: Foreign Literature in English Translation
  • Guest Editor, Board Member, and volunteer for Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Arts Journal
  • Grants Administrator for The Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
  • Poetry Editor, Spring 2013-Summer 2015, The Quotable
  • Co-Founder and Poetry Editor, 2009-2012, Barely South Review
  • Editor for science-fiction novel: Prism by Thomas Trask
  • Community Creative Writing InstructorThe Muse: Intro to Poetry Workshop; Meditation for Writers; The Body in Poetry; Writing the Wild, a workshop immersed in nature at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation in Portsmouth, Virginia; Gay on The Page: Writing the LGBT Experience; Teen Writers Multi-Genre Workshops; How-To: Submit to Magazines and Literary Journals
  • Writing Tutor for University Writing Tutorial Services, 2010-2011
  • Restaurant server and bartender for fine-dining, local food-loving establishments with big focuses on good wine and spirits since 2001

READINGS, CONFERENCES, & MORE

TRAVEL & SERVICE LEARNING

  • Dakar, Senegal, Women’s Studies Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. I created reflective poetry and essays to promote ODU Study Abroad courses to the wider university; utilized field research in Africa to apply global pedagogies and greater global awareness in university writing programs; contributed to high-level academic and activism-related discussions with various nongovernmental organizations and local political and cultural leaders; gained a strong desire to promote peace through intercultural relations both at home and in the world.
  • Cape Town, South Africa, Women’s Studies Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. I promoted ODU to the alumni community through an essay published in The Scrivener; contributed to promotion of ODU Study Abroad Programs through poetry readings at Africa Day; facilitated poetry and writing workshops in an underprivileged South African high school; conducted interviews and contributed to studies in South Africa on both Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA) and the Cape Town refugee population.

YOGA AND MEDITATION

RYT 200+ yoga teacher specializing in yin yoga, a very slow, alignment and breath-based vinyasa flow, some prenatal yoga, and workshops combining creative writing, meditation, and slow yoga. Additional training in meditation, practical yoga philosophy and adaptation to everyday life, and transparency training with Anna Pittman.

 

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