Education

The New School, New York, NY, 2015—2017, MFA in Poetry

The Ashbery Home SchoolHudson, NY, August 2016

New York University, New York, NY, 2010–2014, BA in Anthropology/Creative Writing, Cum Laude

NYU Study Abroad, Prague, 2012        

Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton, CA, 2006-2010                     

Experience

Copper Canyon Press, Publicist, New York, NY, 2017--Present

Literary Hub, Editorial Fellow, New York, NY, 2017

  • Controls all aspects of Lit Hub’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), with 250,000+ followers 
  • Creates and pitches proposals to founders and Editor-In-Chief
  • Edits and chooses excerpts 
  • Communicates with client’s PR Team to ensure longstanding partnerships
  • Works directly with Editing Team on internal community-building initiatives

Bustle, Freelance, New York, NY, 2016—2017

  • Pitches and writes articles for various sections of Bustle 

20th Century Fox, Freelance, Los Angeles, CA, 2016 —2017

  • Reviews scripts and title proposals for the independent movie division of Fox Studios

Freeman’s Journal, PR Manager, New York, NY, 2015—2017

  • Works directly with founder John Freeman on current and past successful launches and releases of Freeman’s Journal
  • Actively seeks out literary talent, in order to connect with authors for forthcoming issues
  • Implemented and curates social media platforms to cultivate awareness around tours
  • Collaborates with Grove Atlantic Publishing to organize an annual worldwide book tour
  • Promotes Freeman’s tour via relationships with authors, editors, and publications
  • Facilitates interviews with renowned authors, such as Sharon Olds and Svetlana Alexievich

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Events Coordinator, Brooklyn, NY, 2016—2017

  • Initiates and executes monthly readings and events with guests such as Amber Tamblyn, Ocean Vuong, Monica Youn, and others
  • Controls all aspects of Berl’s social media (gained 1200+ followers over first year)
  • Manages shop inventory and sales
  • Builds longstanding customer relationships

Academy for Software Engineering, Guest Lecturer, New York, NY, 2017

  • Came up with a lesson plan, for juniors in AP Literature, focusing on contemporary queer and POC poets.
  • Facilitated the class discussion on these poets, my experience in the literary community, and how poetry might grow in today’s atmosphere. Led an in-class writing session, using current news headlines and photos as inspiration for their poems.

The Latin School of Chicago, Guest Lecturer, Chicago, IL, 2016

  • Developed a lesson plan on queer poets/poetry and taught it to the LGBTQ+ senior English class
  •  Led class discussion about queer art-making, personal experience with poetry, and queer poets active in today’s literary landscape. Held in-class writing session, focused on “writing gender.”

Poetry Project, Volunteer, New York, NY, 2016--2017

  • Work the Monday night reading series
  • Prepare the space for the reading and work the ticket/book table
  • Engage with the author(s) in preparation for the reading 
  • Answer any questions patrons have about the author(s) and/or our book selection 

LIT Journal, Poetry Reader, New York, NY, 2015–-2017

  • LIT is a literary journal connected with the New School’s MFA program
  • Met bi-monthly with the poetry staff editors to discuss submissions

Chemistry Club, Office + Events Coordinator, San Francisco, CA, 2014–2015

  • Worked closely with COO to ensure office is running smoothly
  • Planned and executed weekly company-wide presentations on new campaigns in similar adspace
  • Organized and managed shoots for each campaign
  • Met with our Creative Director to pitch ideas on copy
  • Controlled all company Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts 

Mophonics Music and Sound, Production Assistant, New York, NY, 2013–2014

  • Paid assistant for Google Play music supervision, during which we constructed a cohesive concept for their 2014 campaign. Handpicked music videos used in final commercial.
  • Assisted with marketing and promoting artists that recorded at our in-house Mophonics Studios 
  • Pulled songs for commercial pitches to advertising creatives at Apple, Bing, Hyundai
  • Responsible for daily office duties, helped plan various successful industry events at the office 

Mackmyra Whisky, Public Relations, New York, NY, 2011–-2013

  • Worked directly under the founders of Mackmyra to market the whisky, and educate target demographics in the American market, at spirits conventions and tastings
  • Crafted cocktails with the whisky and bartended all New York events

Living Room, A+R Intern, New York, NY, 2011

  • Coordinated logistics for incoming live shows, managed daily operations

Washington Square News, Staff Writer, New York, NY, 2010–2012

  • Staff writer for NYU newspaper
  • Published 18 by-line stories, as the only woman sports writer for the paper

Stanford University, Excavation Team Member, Stanford, CA (Catalhouyk, Turkey) 2009    

  • Sole high school student chosen for Stanford’s excavating team.  Assigned to Southern Turkey National Heritage Site, living and working on site with international teams and local Turkish contributors
  • Onsite excavation of a 9,000 year old archeological dig, worked side by side with international archaeologists, preformed field studies on historic finds 
  • Assisted lead professor in organizing the onsite lab

Stanford Hospital, Intern, Stanford, CA, 2007–2009

  • Intern assisting the chief resident at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Handled patient release and patient liaison in pediatric critical care unit
  • Allowed operating room access to observe two open heart surgery procedures