EDUCATION    

Sarah Lawrence College, September 2013- May 2015
MFA in Writing, focus on Poetry

  • Awarded the Thomas Lux Award for Teaching and Writing Poetry 
  • Thesis: things that make us weak

The College of William and Mary, 2010 Graduate
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, emphasis on Former-Yugoslavia

  • Completed graduate-level honors thesis: Mi Smo Braca Svi: We Are All Brothers— Masculinity and Nationalism in Post-Conflict Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina    

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dunn School, August 2016- ongoing
English Faculty
Los Olivos, California

St. Alban School, August 2015- July 2016
Writer-in-Residence
Washington, D

Sunnyside Community Services, January 2015- August 2015
SAT Instructor and Teaching Artist
New York City, New York

Baccalaureate School for Global Education, September 2014- June 2015
Creative Writing Teaching Artist, 7th Grade
New York City, N

Yonkers Public Library, October 2013- May 2014
Teen Writes Teaching Artist and Coordinator
Yonkers, N

William and Mary Bosnia Project, October 2009- August 2010
ESL Teacher and Curriculum Designer
Williamsburg, VA and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

PROFESSIONAL WRITING EXPERIENCE

Sarah Lawrence College, Graduate Studies (September 2013- June 2016)
Graduate Research Assistant; Freelance Writer  
Bronxville, NY

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, January 2012- December 2013
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Denver, CO

Facing History and Ourselves, September 2011- May 2013
Development Intern; Event Assistant
Denver, CO

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, September 2013- June 2015
Director, May 2014- June 2015    
Assistant Director and Marketing Director, September 2013- April 2014
Bronxville, NY

Directed the 12th Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, which featured 16 invited poets, in addition to 32 student readers. Duties included handling the budget, bookings, publicity and marketing, and coordinating the student committee. 

PUBLISHED AND AWARDS

Publications include:

  • James Franco Review
  • Parapluie
  • The Rumpus
  • Spector Literary Magazine
  • Ginger Piglet

 

  • 2006 National Finalist for the National YoungArts Foundation (formerly National Foundation for Achievement in the Arts)
  • 2006 U.S Presidential Scholars in the Arts Award nominee