Instructor, The Gotham Writers’ Workshop; NY, NY — 2017-present

-“Essay & Opinion” (live classroom, 10-week course)

-“Memoir Writing I” (live classroom and online, 10-week course)

Faculty, First-Year Writing, Eugene Lang, The New School; NY, NY — 2016-present

-Writing the Essay I: “On Looking & Writing” / “Smile for Me: Policing the Female Body”

-Writing the Essay II: “The Boundless Essay”

Graduate Instructor, University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ — 2013-2015

-“Rhetoric & Composition I & II”

-“Introduction to Creative Nonfiction”

Digital Content Editor, Riffle Books; NY, NY — 2012-2013

Curated all content for Home/Garden/Art/Design books on startup book sharing platform. Brainstormed and implemented Twitter campaigns that increased platform membership, and managed publicity social media for Home/Garden and Art/Design books.

Associate Publicist and Copy Editor, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc; NY, NY — 2010-2012

Managed publicity campaigns across four imprints, including children’s books, cookbooks and lifestyle titles; booked author signings, radio and print coverage, and national television appearances. Wrote and edited all press releases and author pitches. Wrote and edited all catalog copy and jacket copy for hundreds of titles each season.


I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Sorry. Black Lawrence Press. (Forthcoming, May 2019)


“Some Sort of Union.” Hippocampus. November 2017. Online. 


“The Lights from Houses.” Third Coast, Issue 43. Summer 2017. Print.

“Marley Shelton as Wendy Peffercorn in the Sandlot (1993).” Goodnight Sweet Prince. April 2017. Online. 


“This One Long Winter.” Fourth Genre 19.1. Winter 2017. Print.

“On Being Cold.” Entropy. June 12, 2016. Online.


“What I Know.” Puerto del Sol 51.2. Spring 2016. Print.

“I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Sorry.” Redivider 3.1. Spring 2016. Print.

“The Tuesday Evening Train.” The Los Angeles Review Vol 18. Fall 2015. Print.

“Sons & Other Strangers.” The Offing. July 2, 2015. Online.


“Thieving.” Hobart. Dec 3, 2014. Online.


“Skin.” Booth 7. Fall 2014. Print and Online


“What Doo-Wop Does.” Mid-American Review Vol XXXV, 1. 120-121. Fall 2014. Print.

“Surrender.” Brevity 38. Winter 2011. Online.



Finalist, Hippocampus Magazine’s Remember in November Contest — 2017

Writer-in-Resident, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts — 2017

Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2016, Ed. Jonathan Franzen — 2016

Peter Taylor Teaching Fellowship, The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop — 2016

Beacon Street Prize for Nonfiction, Judged by Susannah Cahalan — 2015

University of Arizona Foundation Award for Creative Nonfiction — 2014

Julia Flynn Siler Scholarship, Squaw Valley Writers Workshop — 2014

Johnnie Raye Harper Excellence in Teaching Nominee, University of Arizona — 2014 

Graduate Assistant Teaching Scholarship, University of Arizona — 2013-2015

First Place: The Writer Magazine Travel Essay Contest — 2012


MFA, Creative Nonfiction — University of Arizona, 2015; Tucson, AZ

BA, Writing — Ithaca College, 2009; Ithaca, NY

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