Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo, MI
Bachelors in Studio Art and English with a Writing Emphasis anticipated 2015
Lux Esto Scholarship, 4 year Merit-based award, Kalamazoo College, 2011-present
Member of Alpha Lambda Delta: National Honors Society for First Year Students
Freshman Year GPA: 4.0; Sophomore Year GPA: 4.0; Junior Year GPA: 4.0
New York Arts Program; New York, NY
Study Away Trimester, Jan. 2014-Mar. 2014
Completed independent internships with organizations in the NYC art & writing scene
Attended immersive seminars on living as an artist and writer in today’s literary world
Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative: Creative Writing Program; Kalamazoo, MI
Civic Engagement Scholar (Program Leader), 2012-2013 School year; 2014-2015 School year
Workshop Facilitator, 2011-2012 School year; Mar. 2014-June 2014.
Structure program to facilitate self-expression & empowerment through writing
Design and lead creative writing workshops for adult ex-offenders
Experience in administrative communication and scheduling
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership; Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Student Fellow & Praxis Center Images Editor, Dec. 2012-present
Conducted research on social justice praxis in education
Collect and evaluate social justice oriented syllabi for educational materials to be used on ACSJL’s Praxis website
Manage images and artwork featured on kzoo.edu/praxis
Pablo Helguera (Social Practice Artist) & Dannielle Tegeder (Painter & Conceptual Poet); New York, NY
Intern, January 2013-March 2013 & Returning Assistant Summer 2014
Manage studio supplies; provide physical labor and organization in conceptual pieces; correspondence between artists, curators, gallerists and project funders
Write grants for upcoming projects
Robert Fitterman (Conceptual Poet); New York, NY
Intern, January 2013-March 2013
Create second anthology of 13 poets work for Collective Task: 2 using InDesign CS6
Cull found text for upcoming conceptual projects
Foreverfamily Inc.; Atlanta, GA
Intern, June 2013-August 2013
Coordinating and conducting interviews with activists
Coding and synthesizing data for a book with Nvivo 9 software
Designing social media and website content
VOLUNTEER & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Heartbeat Creative Expression Program; Kalamazoo Central H.S., Kalamazoo, MI
Workshop Facilitator & Mentor, January 2012-June 2012
Lead creative writing workshops & mentoring for High School students
Red Beard Press; Neutral Zone Teen Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Member, January 2011-June 2011
Selected authors, edited pieces, designed layouts, marketed & distributed publications
Experience in communicating with authors and InDesign layout
Poetry Sequence at Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo, MI
Intro to Creative Writing, 2011; Intermediate Poetry, 2012; Advanced Poetry, 2013
Studied with Diane Seuss, Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo Poetry Collective; Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Member Sep. 2011 - present; Director 2012-13
Member of Kalamazoo College poetry community and workshop group
As director organized poetry events, led workshops and facilitated growth of poetry community on campus
Volume Summer Institute; Neutral Zone Teen Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Participant 2010 - 2014
Attended annual intensive, week-long, creative writing workshop
Volume Youth Poetry Project; Neutral Zone Teen Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Participated in teen run creative writing workshop group
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Ann Arbor Wordworks Homegrown Special Guest Performer, January 2013.
Chicago Louder Than a Bomb College Individual Slam Finalist, March 2013.
O.M. Allen Prize in English for the best essay written by a member of the first-year class, 2012.
Recipient of the Kalamazoo Poetry Collective’s Brave New Voice Award, May 2012.
Ann Arbor Youth Slam Champion, 2011.
Competed in Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Slam, 2010, 2011.
- Featured at Ann Arbor Skazat Poetry Series, December 19th, 2011.
Work Featured in the Following Journals:
Muzzle Magazine. Fall 2014.
FictionWriter’sReview.com Published interview with author Jeff Kass. May 2011.
Work Featured in the Following Anthologies:
Uncommon Core: Poems for Living and Learning. Red Beard Press, 2013.
Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart. FreezeRay Press, 2015.
ATTENDED CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
ERAC/CE 2.5 Day Training, January 2015
With/Out Borders Conference, September 24th-29th 2014.
Poetry Camp of New York: Poetry Workshop with Megan Falley, Summer 2014.
In Real Life: Poetry Workshop with Angel Nafis at Brooklyn Pride Center, Winter 2014.
symposium | public space? lost & found, April 18th-19th 2014.
Bear River Writers’ Conference Participant Spring 2011.