I am a writer from the blue ridge mountains, currently pursuing an MFA in fiction at Arizona State University. My work navigates the complex intersection between climate and social justice, the ties between our identities and our homes, and the (in)human anthropocene, as defined by Dr. Kathryn Yusoff. These interests developed from my work in climate modeling labs at the University of South Carolina and Rhode Island, and from my experience as a victim services provider for survivors of sexual violence. I am the 2021 Fiction Meets Science fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, where I'm researching a novel about whales.
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Science Meets Fiction Fellow, HWK Institute
I was chosen for an extended grant period at the Hanse-Wissenschaftkolleg, where I worked on a novel length project concerning the intersectionality of climate and social justice in the age of the Anthropocene.
2019 - present
Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University
My teaching embeds principles of trauma-informed care into the classroom, building a space of safety where students are encouraged to push intellectual boundaries.
Instructor of record
ENG 101, ENG 102, (First year composition)
ENG 107, ENG 108, (FYC for multilingual learners)
ENG 288 (Introduction to Fiction)
Global Teaching Fellowship, 2020
2019 - present
Fiction Editor, Hayden's Ferry Review
I consider submissions for inclusion in our internationally recognized literary magazine, and utilize our magazine as a space for under-recognized voices within the literary community.
2018 - 2019
Volunteer Coordinator, SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition
I managed 500+ annual volunteers for a multi-million-dollar
nonprofit organization. These duties included organizing training
and annual events, maintaining a database of volunteer hours
for grant reporting and funding, and creating and
implementing a new online training
system for crisis line volunteers.
Research Assistant, University of South Carolina
I assisted in the development of mathematical models for coastal upwelling zones, utilizing JAVA programming and MATlab software. Wrote and presented initial findings at the University of South Carolina’s Discovery Day convention.
Graduate Fellowship Award
Global Teaching Fellowship
Arizona State University
University of South Carolina
B.S., Marine Science
Graduation with Leadership Distinction
Graduation Cum Laude