I earned a M.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Poetry, from the University of North Texas in 2009, and a M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2013. I’m based in Tallahassee, Florida where I teach College Writing, Poetic Technique, and Non-Fiction Writing while pursuing a PhD in poetry at Florida State University. I am currently ABD and expect to graduate 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.

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 a Corporate and Foundation Relations Development Officer at the University of North Texas.