M.F.A. Nonfiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
M.A. English Literature, Western Washington University, 2009
Teaching Certificate, Elementary Ed., Practitioner Teacher Program, Louisiana, 2006
B.A. English and Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2005
High School Diploma, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, 2001

Teaching Experience
English Instructor, Asō Juku Vocational School (麻生専門学校), Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 2022-present
English Instructor, Fukuoka Communication Center, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 2022-present
English Instructor, NOVA Holdings, JGSDF Officer Candidate School, Kurume, Fukuoka, 2022-23
High School Writing & Literature Instructor, Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville, SC, 2018-21
Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Department of English, 2016-18
Lecturer, University of Washington, Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, 2009-13
First Grade Teacher, Harding Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA, 2005-06

Courses Taught
Introduction to Journalism & Nonfiction ∙ Intermediate Nonfiction ∙ Argument & Research in Writing ∙ Introduction to Academic Writing ∙ Writing & Critical Inquiry ∙ Seminar in Composition ∙ Written Professional Communication ∙ Understanding Literature ∙ Children’s & Young Adult Literature ∙ AP English Language & Composition ∙ English IV  ∙ English IV Honors  ∙ Creative Writing ∙ College Personal Statement

“Southern Storm,” K’in, Issue 1, June 2018
“If I Could Try It On, For Size,” The Drum Literary Magazine, Issue 61, July 2016
“A Conversation with Comedian Roy Wood Jr.,” Pittsburgh City Paper, June 2016
“A Look at Pittsburgh’s Comedy-Podcast Scene,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 2016
“Koinobori,” Twelfth House Journal, September 2015
“Cutting as Weight Loss, Not Amputation” (interview with Adam Hochschild), Hot Metal Bridge, December 2014

Editorial Experience
Copy Editor, The Identity Effect by Kimberly Krueger, 2019
Nonfiction Editor, Hot Metal Bridge, 2014-16
Copy Editor, Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 2011-12
Reader, The Bellingham Review, 2007-08

Other Work Experience
Skateboarding Camp Coach, Christ Church Episcopal School Summer Encounters Program, Greenville, SC, 2019-21
Assistant Director of Public and Professional Writing, University of Pittsburgh Department of English, 2017-18
Interim Associate Director of Composition, University of Pittsburgh Department of English, 2018
Mentor, Committee for the Evaluation and Advancement of Teaching, University of Pittsburgh Department of English, 2016-17
Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Writing Center, 2014
Core Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Education, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2010-13
Resident Advisor, University of Michigan Residence Halls, 2004-05

First Runner-Up in Creative Nonfiction, The Pinch Literary Awards, 2017
Student Choice Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2016 and 2018

Service to Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville, SC
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member ∙ Strategic Plan Writing Committee Member ∙ Senior Thesis Mentor ∙ Faculty Advisor for The Delphian (Literary Magazine and Student Club) ∙ Parents’ Panel Meeting Presentation: “What Teachers Wish Parents Knew” ∙ Summer Summit Strategic Plan Overview Presentation: Exceptional Writing Skills ∙ Co-Host of Young Artist Series ∙ Co-Host of Homecoming Pop-Up Talent Show ∙ Co-Host of Prom

Service to University of Pittsburgh
Seminar in Composition Assessment Committee ∙ Writing Curriculum Committee ∙ Composition Awards Committee ∙ Monty Culver Prize in Fiction Committee

Service to University of Washington, Tacoma
Open House Presentations for New and Prospective Students ∙ Academic Assessment Committee ∙ English Language Consultant Search Committee ∙ Student Services Specialist Search Committee ∙ Writing Coordinator Search Committee ∙ Enrollment Confirmation Fee Committee ∙ Outstanding Student Ceremony Awards and Recognition Selection Committee ∙ Faculty Advisor for Justice League International (Registered Student Organization)

“What’s Your Favorite Teaching App?”
Teaching Forum Series, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,
University of Washington, Tacoma, 2012
co-presented with Riki Thompson, Jennifer Quinn, and Peter Selkin

“Designing Successful Writing Assignments”
Teaching Forum Series, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, 2012
University of Washington, Tacoma
co-presented with Alison Cardinal

College Readiness Workshop
Tacoma Community College , 2010 and 2011
represented UWT in this panel discussion with other local college writing instructors

“What Movies Can Teach Us About Teaching”
Teaching Forum Series, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Tacoma, 2011
co-presented with Donald Chinn (Associate Professor, Institute of Technology)

“The Imagined Meta-Classroom: Exploring How Digital Student
Knowledge and Transparent Understandings of Classroom Vulnerability
Lead to Empowered, Organic Learning”
Two-Year College English Association of the Pacific Northwest Conference
Whatcom Community College, 2010
co-presented with Nick Potter

“Considering the Digi: Questions the Writing Class Faces in the Digital Age”
Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference, Portland State University, 2010
co-presented with Riki Thompson and Sonia Begert