EDUCATION

Bennington College

         Master of Fine Arts - (Present; expected graduation 2021)

Northwestern University

      Master of Arts - 2007

            Creative Writing - Fiction   

                   Distinguished Thesis Award    

                   Best New American Voices Nomination

Rice University

      Master of Arts - 1997

               Religion + Medical Anthropology

 

Oberlin College

       Bachelor of Arts - 1993

               Religious Studies + Theater

 

Editorial Freelancers' Association

           Copyediting Fiction, 2019

 

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)

       Writer-to-Writer Mentorship, 2018

       

Sewanee Writer's Conference

       Susannah McCorkle Scholarship, 2017

 

Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing

       Merit Scholarship, 2016

 

Fast Flash with Kathy Fish

       Participant, 2016

       Participant, 2018 

 

Kenyon Review Summer Writers' Workshop

       Participant, 2013

       Peter Taylor Fellowship, 2015

       Participant, 2016

 

Story Studio Chicago

       Novel in a Year, 2014-2015

 

Kenyon Institute Playwrights' Conference, 2014

 

Ragdale Foundation Creative Sabbatical, 2014

 

La Sabranenque Centre Internationale, 1993

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EVENTS/AWARDS/ETC.

 

DePaul University

     Craft of Composition Panelist, 2013, 2014

      

Association of Educational Publishers

     Distinguished Achievement Awards, Editorial Judge, 2008

 

Teacher's Choice Award

      Book Series Author/Editor, 2008

 

Off-Campus Writer's Workshop

      Editor's Day Panelist, 2008

 

NAPPA Honors Award

      Book Series Author/Editor, 2007

 

Newsletter of Writing & Publishing Trends

      Presenter, 2007

 

Illinois Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

      Presenter, 2007

 

Northwestern University Summer Writers' Conference

      Panel Moderator, 2006, 2007

 

Chicago Wilderness Annual Conference

      Assistant Coordinator, 2005

 

National Association of Interpretation

      Certified Interpretive Guide, 2002

 

Association of Colorado Independent Schools

      Presenter, 2002

 

PBS Evolution Series and Education Initiative

      Presenter, 2001

 

Rhode Island Science Teachers' Association

       Presenter, 2001

 

Courage to Risk National Conference

       Presenter, 2000

 

 

WRITING & EDITING WORK

Freelance Writer/Editor

     Chicago Humanities Festival (Program Guide, Blog)

     School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Web Writing)

     Reel Captivation (Commercial Voiceover)

    ThinkCERCA (Curriculum Development, Blog)

     Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Grants, Bios, Print & Web Editorial)

     Evanston Magazine (Article Writing)

     The Present Moment (In-Store & Online Marketing Writing)

     The EcoSeekers (Historical Research, Content Writing)

     Do-Re-Me & You (Content Writing, Marketing Writing) 

     TADA Architects (Web Editorial)

     Peep Design (Web Editorial)

     

Kindermusik International

     Editorial Director, 2009-2017

     Senior Managing Editor, 2006-2009

     Managing Editor, 2004-2006

 

Quercus Consulting

     Environmental Education & Communications Writer, 2004-2006

 

BrainWorx Studio

      Curriculum Writer/Editor, 2003-2004

 

LeapFrog Enterprises

       Interactive Educational Games Writer/Editor, 2002-2003

 

Roger Williams Park Zoo 

       Curriculum Supervisor & ZooPower Youth/Teen Employment

       Program Advisor, 2000-2002

TEACHING 

DePaul University's School for New Learning 

     Faculty (Part-Time), 2003-Present

     Professional Advisor, 2008-Present

     Committee Member, Outreach, Innovation, &        

     Opportunities, 2019-Present

     

National Louis University

     Literature and Composition Instructor, 2018-Present

The Newberry Library

     Creative Writing Instructor, 2018-Present

The Loft Literary Center

     Online Creative Writing Instructor, 2018-Present

Denver Academy

     High School Teacher, 1997-2000

 

ARTS & COMMUNITY (VOLUNTEER)
Split Lip Magazine
    Assistant Fiction Editor, 2019-Present

Ragdale Foundation

     Curatorial Board, 2016-Present 

The Masters Review

     Reader, 2018-2019

Mudlark Theater

     Board of Directors, 2010-2014 

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