Cumulative CV

 

EDUCATION

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

WORK EXPERIENCE

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

 

INTERNSHIPS

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

LITERARY ACTIVITIES

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

Member 2009-2011

  • 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.