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 earned a PhD in poetry in May 2019. I grew up in the Boston area and am a graduate of Lesley University. I work and live in Portland, Oregon.

My first full-length poetry collection, Waveland, will be published with Black Lawrence Press and will be available for pre-order in 2020. I am also working on my first book of non-fiction while contributing time as a reader with Barrow Street Journal.