Partial CV, 2019

EDUCATION

  • Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia, MFA Poetry 2012

    • Committee/Panel: Dr. Luisa Igloria (advisor), Tim Seibles, Dr. Jennifer Fish

  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies

TEACHING / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE            

INSTRUCTOR

  • Department of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University (current)

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

  • Metro State University, 2017-2019                                                                                  

  •  Red Rocks Community College, 2017-2019

  •  Front Range Community College, 2018-2019

  • Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 2015-2017                                                  

  • Central New Mexico Community College, 2015-2017                   

  • Santa Fe Community College, 2016

  • Old Dominion University, 2011-2015

COMMUNITY CREATIVE WRITING INSTRUCTOR                                     

 The Muse Writing Center (2012-2015) Classes at this non-profit writing center are small-scale and intimate, with a focus on the creative writing workshop. Classes cater to a diverse body of learners in an environment that is non-academic, yet encouraging to the development of all writers. Ongoing volunteer for various community functions such as off-site writing meet-ups and fund raisers. Proposed and created the following courses: Introduction to Poetry; 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.

TEACHING ASSISTANT                                                                                        

Old Dominion University (2010) Assisted professor with a large online class of upper level literature and writing students; managed the online discussion board; graded essays/writing samples and provided individual feedback; observed conferences with students, and assisted the professor with planning/implementation of content.

WRITING TUTOR

  •  Writing and Learning Disability Tutor, Learning Pathways, Boulder CO 2018

  • Writing Tutor for Red Rocks Community College Writing Center, Denver CO 2018

  • Writing Tutor for Old Dominion University Writing Tutorial Services Virginia 2010-2011

EDITING

  • Freelance technical editor for theses, dissertations, and other academic work, ongoing

  • Reader and editor for Saturnalia Books, 2019

  • Guest Editor, Sinister Wisdom issue 106: The Lesbian Body

    Sinister Wisdom 106: The Lesbian Body maps the body through poems, prose, essays, and stories. The Lesbian Body navigates elegance, vulnerability, and endurance found in the flesh. These poems and narratives connect bodies and how lesbians live through them; they express how lesbian bodies become both literal expressions of a truly lived life and the ground metaphor for lesbian being. Sinister Wisdom106: The Lesbian Body documents how struggles, interactions, and words shape the relationship lesbians have with their bodies and physical selves.

  • 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