I’ve 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’m a freelance grant and development writer, and pursuing a PhD in poetry at Florida State University which I'll complete in 2019. I grew up in the Boston area and am a graduate of Lesley University. I'm currently finishing my first book manuscript Waveland, and contribute time as an Associate Poetry Editor at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact.