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PhD University of Cincinnati, Creative Writing & Literature, 2024-28 (expected)

MFA Virginia Tech, Creative Writing (Fiction), summa cum laude, 2019-22

BA Temple University, English & Film, French minor, cum laude, 2014-18

awards / recognition

2024: Ragdale Foundation residency recipient

2024: Pushcart nomination

2023: semifinalist for Marianne Russo Emerging Writer Award

2023: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center residency recipient

2022: semifinalist for Cecilia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award

2022: runner-up in the Kenyon Review's Short Fiction Contest

2022: University Writing Program Outstanding GTA Award

2021: finalist in Shenandoah's Graybeal-Gowen Prize

2021: semifinalist in American Short(er) Fiction Contest

2021: Emily Morrison Prize for Poetry (3rd place)

2020: winner of Phoebe Journal's Nonfiction Contest

2020: Pushcart nomination

2020: shortlisted in CRAFT's Flash Fiction Contest

2019: shortlisted in CRAFT's Flash Fiction Contest


2024-25: Instructor of Record, English Composition, University of Cincinnati

2022-24: Facilitator, Literary Affairs of Los Angeles

2022: Instructor of Record, Intro to Creative Writing, Virginia Tech

2022: Workshop Facilitator, Flash CNF, Virginia Tech

2020-21: Instructor of Record, Composition & Rhetoric, Virginia Tech

2020: Instructor of Record, Research Writing, Virginia Tech

2020: Workshop Facilitator, Prose Poetry, Virginia Tech

2019: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Senior Capstone in Fiction, Virginia Tech

2019: Writing Center Coach, Virginia Tech


current: Assistant Fiction Editor at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine

2022-23: Audience Editor at Longreads & The Atavist

2022: Features Editor at Carve Magazine

2021-22: Editorial Assistant at The Believer

2021-22: Nonfiction Reader at Carve Magazine

2021: Freelance Writer at Noemi Press

2021: Fiction Editor at the minnesota review

2020: Managing Editor at The New River

2018: Editorial Intern at Hidden River Arts

2017: Editorial Intern at Temple University Press

readings / events

2024: SMALL PRESS NITE with Melissa Broder, The Book Catapult, San Diego

2023: Violent Candy book launch, North Figueroa Books, LA

2023: Third Thursday Artist Talks, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Nebraska City

2023: Birds Aren't Real book launch, Stories Books, LA

2022: Third Year Reading, The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg

2022: bedfellows x AWP, MAAS Building, Philadelphia

2021: bedfellows little black book release at 215 Festival (Zoom webinar)

2021: GLOSSOLALIA presents: a celebration of creative writing (Zoom webinar)

2020: A conversation w/ Amy Hempel, VT Visiting Writers series (Zoom webinar)

2020: Fall for the Book, Phoebe Journal Zoom webinar (Zoom webinar)


English (native speaker)

French (advanced reader, intermediate writer & speaker)

Japanese (basics)

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