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MFA Virginia Tech, Master of Fine Arts in Fiction



BA Temple University, English & Film, French Minor


editorial experience


2022 - current: Assistant Fiction Editor at X-R-A-Y 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

awards & recognition

2024: Ragdale Foundation residency recipient

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 Kenyon Review's Short Fiction Contest

2022: University Writing Program Outstanding GTA Award

2021: longlisted in Invisible City's Flash CNF Contest

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 for essay "Manhunt"

2020: shortlisted in CRAFT's Flash Fiction Contest

2019: shortlisted in CRAFT's Flash Fiction Contest

current: Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

current: Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society 

readings + events


2024: SMALL PRESS NITE, 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

2022: GLOSSOLALIA flash CNF Workshop Facilitator

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)

teaching experience


2022 - current: Book Club Facilitator, Literary Affairs of Los Angeles

2022: Creative Writing Instructor, Virginia Tech

2022: Workshop Facilitator, Flash CNF, Virginia Tech

2020-21: First Year Writing Instructor, Comp & Rhetoric, Virginia Tech

2020: First Year Writing Instructor, Research Writing, Virginia Tech

2020: Workshop Facilitator, Prose Poetry, Virginia Tech

2019: Creative Writing Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech

2019: Writing Center Coach, Virginia Tech



English: native speaker

French: fluent reader, advanced writer & speaker

Japanese: proficient in Hiragana & Katakana scripts

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