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RESUME

EDITING
Red Bird Chapbooks

Saint Paul, MN

MANAGING EDITOR (2017)

 

I handled logistics for the press, including blinding submissions, coordinating with writers and editorial team, and formatting chapbooks; helped develop Board Strategies as Red Bird transitioned into a functioning nonprofit; and wrote an MN State Arts Board grant.

PROSE EDITOR (2016-2017)

 

I worked with Clive Collins on Carried Away and Other Stories, James Gapinski on Messiah Tortoise, Sophie Panzer on Survive July, and Jan Stinchcomb on The Blood Trail

Coffee House Press

Minneapolis, MN

INTERN (2017)

I reviewed and produced reports for manuscripts submitted to Coffee House Press, drafted a press release, copyedited website materials, and performed general office responsibilities.

Runestone Literary Journal

Saint Paul, MN

ASSOCIATE POETRY EDITOR (2016)

I reviewed poetry submissions from undergraduate students across the United States and led a board of Hamline University BFA in Creative Writing students to choose poems to be included in the third volume of Runestone Literary Journal, which won the  Association of Writers and Writing Program’s National Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines.

 
Graywolf Press

Minneapolis, MN

EDITORIAL INTERN (2016)

I reviewed agented submissions and produced reports on the quality and fit for Graywolf Press, worked through the general submissions to the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, and assisted in office responsibilities.

           

Water~Stone Review

Saint Paul, MN

FICTION EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER (2016)

I reviewed contest and general submissions to Water~Stone Review, discussed merits and concerns for pieces, and voted for pieces to be included in the annual review.

Ruminate Magazine

Fort Collins, CO

SHORT STORY PRIZE GUEST READER (2014, 2015)

 

I reviewed submissions to Ruminate Magazine for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize and submitted a long list to the editors.

FICTION INTERN (2010-2011)

I organized and provided preliminary vetting for fiction submissions to Ruminate Magazine, copy-edited and proof read issues, managed website blog, and solicited advertisements

 
TEACHING & MENTORING
Write Like Us

Minneapolis, MN

MENTOR (2022-2023)

 

I visited writing classes in five Twin Cities community colleges, and mentored five students of colour for the year, providing written feedback, brainstorming, and advice and resources for writing, publishing, and more.

Loft Literary Center

Minneapolis, MN

TEACHING ARTIST (2018-Present)

 

I teach "Don't Lose the Plot", a workshop designed to help writers understand strong narrative structures and how to improve the plots of their own prose works.

Creative Writing Programs
Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

INSTRUCTOR (2017)

I taught Hamline University's WRIT 1100: Introduction to Creative Writing, which is designed for non-English majors.

 
Runestone Literary Journal

Saint Paul, MN

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (2016)

I led lessons about poetry writing and literary journals for the poetry section of the Runestone class, which was designed to provide students in Hamline's BFA in Creative Writing program experience in working on a literary magazine.

 
Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

Saint Paul, MN

MENTOR (2014-2016)

I worked via mail with a writer in the prison system and provided detailed edits on their work.

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, MN

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTOR

I offered office hours for students in Intro to Creative Writing and led three class sessions​.

 
PUBLICATIONS

"The AnchoressRain Taxi Review of Books, Fall 2015 (Review)

"Haymaker" -Rain Taxi Review of Books, Fall 2015 (Review)

"The Bride of Christ" - A-Minor Magazine, September 2016 (Fiction)

"Bottleneck" - The Southwest Review, April 2017 (Poetry)

"The Kiss" - Sweet: A Literary Confection, August 2017 (CNF)

"Forgive Not My Transgressions" -- Crab Orchard Review, Fall 2018 (CNF)

"The Pretty or the Brave"--Minnesota Women's Press, January 2019 (CNF)

"Stir" - The Brown Orient, Vol. 4, Fall 2019 (Fiction)

"I Could Have Said Goodbye" - The Brown Orient, Vol. 4, Fall 2019 (Fiction)

"The Boy with the Tail" - The Margins, Fall 2022 (Fiction)

"Houses in the Sky", The Account, Fall 2023 (Fiction)

"Windows", Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine, December 2023 (Fiction)

"Centrifuge", The Banyan Review, December 2023 (Fiction)

“Good Men”, Unleash Press, Forthcoming 2024

"Seven-Year Love", New Limestone Review, Forthcoming 2024 (CNF)

"Napoleon and the Dragons", Bellingham Review, Forthcoming 2024 (Fiction)

FELLOWSHIPS
Loft Literary Center

Minneapolis, MN

2019-20 LOFT MENTOR SERIES FELLOW

I was in a cohort of 12 for nine months working with Douglas Kearney, Gretchen Marquette, Junauda Petrus-Nasah, Melissa Febos, Ross Gay, and Jennine Capó Crucet.

Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation

Miami, FL

2018 VONA/Voices Fiction Fellow

I was in a cohort of 9 in a weeklong workshop with M. Evelina Galang.

EDUCATION
Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, 2018

Calvin Theological Seminary

Grand Rapids, MI

Masters of Theological Studies (MTS), 2013

Masters of Theology (ThM), 2014

Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

Bachelor of Arts in Religion & English, 2011

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