Education

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Concentrations in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Publishing
GPA: 3.90/4.0

Chatham University

Graduated 4/19

Bachelor of Arts in English
Minors in Women’s Studies & Creative Writing
Major GPA: 3.75/4.0
Overall GPA: 3.59/4.0

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Graduated 5/17

 

Experience

  • Generated or curated at least 3 posts per week on Career Development’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles

  • Covered events live on Instagram and Snapchat

  • Generated posts by researching local job and internship listings and campus events

  • Scheduled posts using Hootsuite

  • Designed social media graphics using Canva

  • Contacted campus employers and student employees to arrange interviews

  • Filmed and edited interviews with students and employers

  • Worked with the campus copy center to design and produce flyers and other promotional materials

  • Represented the department at campus events and regional job fairs

  • Took photos at events to be used for later promotional materials

  • Answered and directed calls

  • Monitored and responded to comments on social media

  • Assisted students with scheduling appointments

  • Prepared and presented reports on social media analytics

  • Posted events in the ChathamU app

Graduate Associate for Marketing and Communications

Chatham University, Career Development Office
Pittsburgh, PA
5/18 — 5/19

 
  • Read and evaluated journal submissions

  • Copyedited pieces for printing

  • Created broadsides to be shared on social media

  • Generated content for The Fourth River’s Twitter and Instagram accounts

  • Contacted presses to receive advanced review copies of books

  • Edited and updated The Fourth River's website

  • Collected, organized, and analyzed engagement data for Twitter

Associate Editor

The Fourth River Literary Journal
Pittsburgh, PA
8/17 — 4/19

 

Teaching Assistant

Chatham University, English Department
Pittsburgh, PA
8/17 – 4/19

  • Assisted the professor in preparing the classroom each day, specifically setting up the computer and projector

  • Created PowerPoint presentations

  • Proofread PowerPoints and other classroom materials

  • Scanned and copied course materials

  • Contacted university staff and faculty as needed

  • Assisted students with their writing on a classroom and individual level

  • Graded quizzes and essay assignments

  • Recorded attendance and grades in digital and physical grade books

  • Assisted with office upkeep and maintenance

 
  • Created a database of contributor contact information

  • Interacted with Twitter followers and contributors to foster community

  • Read and evaluated journal submissions

  • Judged a short story contest with the editor-in-chief

  • Relayed messages from contributors and readers to the editor-in-chief

  • Monitored and responded to comments on social media

  • Shared new content from the journal as it debuted online

  • Generated content to keep social media active during the journal's reading periods

Social Media Coordinator

Rag Queen Periodical Literary Journal
Easton, PA
7/17 — 3/19

 
  • Assisted in curating daily posts on Chatham University’s social media

  • Collected and organized data on social media engagement

  • Generated social media content, primarily for Instagram and Snapchat

Social Media Assistant

Chatham University, Marketing
Pittsburgh, PA
8/17 — 5/18

 
  • Curated daily posts on the English and World Languages Facebook page

  • Generated original ideas for posts and social media contests

  • Scheduled posts within Facebook

  • Served as a liaison between students and faculty

  • Facilitated a relationship between English and World Languages and Communications Departments

  • Increased online engagement with English and World Languages page by 25% in two weeks

  • Created alumni contact information database spanning thirty years

  • Served on the English Outreach Committee

Social Media Manager

Mansfield University, Department of English and World Languages
Mansfield, PA
1/17 – 5/17

 
  • Assisted an average of fifteen students per week

  • Tutored students in English as a second language, literary analysis, grammar, professional writing, women’s studies, and physical and social sciences

  • Worked with students over multiple semesters to develop their writing skills

  • Cultivated connections with students learning English as a second language

  • Visited classrooms to promote the writing center

  • Received Clery Act/Title IX mandated reporter training

Writing Center Tutor

Mansfield University, Department of Academic and Human Development
Mansfield, PA
8/14 – 5/17

 
  • Reorganized and maintained a student file system of over 1,000 files

  • Coordinated appointments with professors and students

  • Managed the schedules of four faculty members in Outlook

  • Directed callers and visitors to the appropriate parties

  • Became familiar with FERPA regulations

  • Kept extensive student records using Excel

  • Planned and coordinated the Academic Standards Review Board

Clerical Assistant

Mansfield University, Department of Academic and Human Development
Mansfield, PA
5/14 – 9/16

 
  • Planned lessons and assignments with professors

  • Supervised students’ participation in activities outside of the classroom

  • Assisted students with developing critical learning skills

  • Implemented writing skills in the classroom and individual meetings with students

  • Worked with students from diverse backgrounds and education levels

  • Visited classrooms to demonstrate MLA and APA style guides

  • Planned and taught a class about how to use the library databases

  • Assisted in creating student files and academic planning

  • Planned program events and outings

Gateway Program Tutor

Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA
6/14 – 8/16

 

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded Best Thesis in Poetry, Chatham University – 2019

  • Awarded the Sigma Tau Delta Eastern Regents Scholarship – 2018

  • Word Circus featured reader – 2018, 2019

  • Selected as a reader for the Hell’s Lid reading series – 2018

  • Mansfield University President’s List – Spring 2017

  • Selected as the outstanding senior of the Department of English and World Languages – 2017

  • Received the Bernie Koloski Book Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature – 2017

  • Nominated for the Student Life Leadership Award at Mansfield University – 2016, 2017

  • Mansfield University Dean’s List – Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

  • Awarded first Place in English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities’ Poetry Contest for “Seamstresses” – 2017

  • Nominated in the Mansfield University Department of English and World Languages Outstanding Essay Contest for “I Break Chains All by Myself: Slavery and Sexual Agency" – 2017

  • Awarded the North Hall Prize for “I Break Chains All by Myself: Slavery and Sexual Agency” – 2016

  • Nominated for the North Hall Prize for

    • "Always Stay Gracious, Best Revenge is your (Lit Theory) Paper: Race and Gender in Beyoncé’s Lemonade" – 2017

    • "Repressed Rememories: Poltergeists and Guilt in Toni Morrison’s Beloved" – 2016

    • “The Dark Side of Social Networking" – 2014

  • Selected to attend the PASSHE Women’s Consortium Undergraduate Leadership Institute – 2016

  • Awarded the Ann Mabe Book Award for outstanding work in Women's Studies – 2016

  • Awarded 3rd place in the English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) poetry contest for “Waxing Crescent” – 2016

  • Awarded the Edward McInroy Scholarship – 2013

  • Awarded the Sage English Book Award Scholarship – 2013

 

Presentations

Northeast Modern Language Association

“Repressed Rememories: Poltergeists and Guilt in Toni Morrison’s Beloved” – 2018

Pippi to Ripley: Gender & Sexuality in Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Comics – Ithaca, New York

  • “Who Killed the World: Fury Road’s Immortan Joe, Donald Trump, and the Response of the Women They Govern” – 2017

  • “The Lion, the Witch, and the Patriarchy: Gender Roles in Lewis’ Narnia” – 2015

Sigma Tau Delta Convention

  • “‘I Break Chains All by Myself;’ Slavery & Sexual Agency” – 2018

  • “Familiar Fractures: A Family of Poems” – 2017

  • “From Crush to Closure: The Poems of a Relationship” – 2016

Shepherd University Undergraduate Literature Conference

  • “Vena Amoris”, “If We Have to Crawl”, “Shared Shame” – 2016

PASSHE Women’s Consortium Annual Conference

  • “Let Your Feminist Flag Fly” – 2016

 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference

  • “Sacred Spaces: A Collection of Poetry” & “‘Always Stay Gracious, Best Revenge Is Your Paper:’ Race and Gender in Beyoncé’s Lemonade” – 2017

  • “Waxing Crescent”, ”Bloodline”, “Become” , “Salt Water” – 2016  

  • “Roots”, “Moon Mother” – 2015

 

Memberships

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Alpha Delta Lamba Chapter

  • Worked on fundraisers with undergraduate students

  • Collected chapter dues

  • Contacted the Sigma Tau Delta headquarters on behalf of the chapter

Mu Xi Chapter

  • President – 2016-2017

    • Coordinated chapter meetings

    • Supervised service, fundraising, and events committees

    • Organized chapter fundraisers, inductions, and other events

    • Raised over $2,000 for Dr. Sanner Memorial project

    • Orchestrated chapter book drive, gathering over 500 book donations for Better World Books and placing the chapter among the top 25 contributors nationally

  • Treasurer – 2015-2016

    • Collected chapter dues

    • Delivered funds to the bank

    • Transferred funds for conference travel expenses

    • Developed and oversaw fundraisers

    • Created monthly reports