I earned an M.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Poetry, from the University of North Texas in 2009, and an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2013. I’ve taught College Writing, Poetic Technique, Non-Fiction Writing and Women’s Literature at Florida State University where I completed my PhD in poetry in May 2019. I grew up in the Boston area and am a graduate of Lesley University.

My first full-length poetry book manuscript, Waveland, is looking for a publisher, and I am also working on my first book of non-fiction while contributing time as an Associate Poetry Editor at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact and as a reader with Barrow Street Journal.

Prior to returning to school to study poetry and teach, I was a grant writer and fund raiser having worked as the Director of Foundation and Government Relations at the Dallas Museum of Art, and as Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of North Texas.