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 Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of North Texas.