Syracuse University. 2016-2019 (expected).
MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). Recipient of the Shirley Jackson Prize in Fiction.

Swarthmore College. 2012-2016.
GPA: 3.85. B.A. in Poetry & Translation, Minor in Russian. Recipient of The Robin M. Shapiro ‘78 Endowed Fund for Summer Research (2015) and The John Russell Hayes Poetry Prize (2014). Co-Founder, Poetry/Theater Editor, Clay Bird Review.

SIT Study Abroad (Prague, Czech Republic). Arts & Social Change. Fall 2015.
Wrote, directed, acted in, and produced the play Self-Talk at Divadlo Archa, under the mentorship of novelist Petra Hulova.

University of Iowa. Summer 2013-2014.
Graduate Summer Writers’ Workshop, Poetry, with James Galvin.

University School (Hunting Valley, OH). 2008-2012.
Honor Roll. Recipient of 2012 Zachary Parmenter ’03 Memorial Award for Special Promise in Writing and 2012 Art Prize. Senior Head of Davey Fellowship in Creative Writing (2008-2012).


GRE: 330 (VR170, QR160, AW 5.0).
SAT: 2320 (CR800, W800, M720).

Work Experience

FastWayEDU. SAT Instructor. Summer, 2018.
Taught classes and created videos, worksheets, and lessons for the new SAT Reading and Writing & Language sections.

Syracuse University. Instructor in English, Composition/Rhetoric. 2017-2019.
Planned, instructed, and graded classes in composition, research methods, and living writers.

Syracuse Chess. Chess Teacher. Summer, Fall 2017.
Gave private and group lessons to players at all skill levels.

Institute of Reading Development (Syracuse, NY)K-12 Reading Teacher. Summer 2017.
Taught reading and literacy skills to classes of students from ages 4 to 18.

NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). Orion Web Outreach Intern. Summer 2015.
Wrote a year’s worth of themed posts for Facebook and Twitter. Designed strategies for web outreach targeting millennials. Wrote webcomic script about the Orion spacecraft. Wrote articles for the monthly internal newsletter. Conceived of and wrote copy for viral content.

PRN Funding (Cleveland, OH). Copy Writer and Content Marketing Intern. Summer 2014.
Created all content for Created dynamic presentations and animated videos for YouTube. Wrote creative and informational blog articles.

Simon & Schuster (New York, NY). Marketing Intern. Summer 2013.
Managed Simon & Schuster official social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest). Created numerous viral marketing pieces (Vine, Buzzfeed).

The Negev Foundation (Cleveland, OH). Social Media Intern. February-May 2013.
Managed official social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest). Designed online marketing strategies. Actively participated in forums and blogs as a representative of the company.

Red2Black Marketing (Twinsburg, OH). Marketing Intern. Summer 2012.
Assisted in designing marketing campaigns for a Cleveland restaurant and in website design for an event venue. Assisted in event planning. Created press releases for two books and promotional materials for a parenting program, and solicited news outlets.

Ohio Citizen Action (Cleveland, OH). Community Organizer. Summer 2012.
Canvassed door-to-door fundraising and educating local communities on environmental and public health issues.

Editorial Experience

Frontier Poetry. 2018-.
Poetry Reader. 

Salt Hill. 2016-2019.
Poetry Reader. Poetry Editor (2018). Editor-in-Chief (2019).

Clay Bird Review. 2013-2016.
Co-Founder, Poetry/Theater Editor.

Saturnalia Press. 2014.
First-round reader of poetry manuscripts.

The Adroit Journal. 2012.
Poetry Staff-Editor.


Ohio grade-level champion. 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2003.
US Junior Open, second place. 2007.

Publications (abridged)

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