EDUCATION

2017 - 2019


2009 - 2012

M.F.A. Creative Writing - Nonfiction
University of Washington (UW), Seattle, WA                             

B.A. with Honors Research Distinction in English Literature & Creative Writing
The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH 


AWARDS AND HONORS

June 2020

March - April 2020

June - July 2019


June 2019



April 2019

2017 - 2019

2018


April 2017

2015 - 2016

June 2012

2011 - 2012

Fellowship in Nonfiction, Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop

Artist Grant, Fully-Funded Vermont Studio Center Residency

Policy Fellow at The Urban Leaders Fellowship
Fellow at The CUBE High School

Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction, University of Washington
Fellowship Finalist, Jack Jones Literary Retreat
Nomination, The SCLA, National Honors Society

Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars Contest

Grace Milliman Pollock Fellowship, University of Washington

Finalist, Fourth Genre’s Steinberg Essay Contest
Finalist, New South’s annual writing contest

HopeLab Patient Scholarship to attend CancerCon

U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia

Honorable Mention, Reba Pearl Roorbach Award in Creative Nonfiction, OSU

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
Undergraduate Research Award for Honors Thesis, OSU
College of Arts and Sciences Certificate for Excellence in Scholarship, OSU


LEADERSHIP

Host & Marketing, Castalia: UW Faculty-Student Reading Series, Hugo House

Lead Copyeditor, Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump by David Shields

Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Seattle Review
Co-Founder, Reader, & Host, Black Jaw Literary Series

Awards & Recognitions Chair, Phi Sigma Pi

2019

July - Sept. 2018

2017 - 2019


2010 - 2012