EDUCATION

M.F.A. Creative Writing, fiction, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (February 2017)

B.F.A. Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (May 2014)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

HiSet Instructor, THE CARE CENTER, Holyoke, Massachusetts, January-June 2017

            HiSet Subjects: Reading         

                                      Writing

                                      Social Studies

                                      Science

                                      Math

Teaching Associate, UNIVERISTY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST, Amherst, Massachusetts, 2014-16

            ENGL 354 – Creative Writing: Mixed Genre

            ENGLWRIT 112H – Honors College Writing

            ENGLWRIT 112 – College Writing

 

PERIODICALS

Fiction:

Cosmonauts Avenue (online), “Jonah and The Dunk” (January 2017)

Big Big Wednesday, “Three Stories” (Issue 4, September 2016)

Cosmonauts Avenue (online), “Okay People” (June 2015)

Essays:

Cosmonauts Avenue (online), “Midnight in Lisbon and the World is on Fire” (July 2016)

Cosmonauts Avenue (online), “Sunset in Lisbon and the World is a Little Better” (July 2016)

The Huffington Post, “Those Days You Tried to Forget” (November 2015)

Springhouse Journal (online), “How to Survive in Missouri” (June 2015)

Cosmonauts Avenue (online), “Housecat” (March 2015)

The Huffington Post, “How Should I Feel” (November 2014)

Poetry:

Cosmonauts Avenue (online), “Breakaway” (March 2015)

The Huffington Post, Chicago Basketball Series, September 2013-February 2014

“The Chicago People Live For, Not Die For”

“A Simple Camp”

“The Return: A Love Story”

“Late On a School Night”

“Christmas in a Gym: The Game”

“Christmas in a Gym: Welcome to the Red South”

“Christmas in a Gym: Attrition”

“Christmas in a Gym: The Rivalry”

“Seven Days in Late December: Ghosts of Hillside”

“Seven Days in Late December: Blowouts”

“Seven Days in Late December: X-Factor”

“Seven Days in Late December: Turning Points”

Other Sports Writing:

Howler Magazine (online). “Real Madrid 4, Juventus 1: A good game” (June 2017)

Howler Magazine (online), “Setting the Poets Free: Discussing Portugal After Euro 2016” (July 2016)

The Huffington Post, “A Weekend in Central Mass: The Hills” (September 2015)

The Huffington Post, “A Weekend in Central Mass: The Stadium” (September 2015)

The Huffington Post, “A Weekend in Central Mass: Revelations” (September 2015)

Ren Quarterly, “Basketball is Life” (Issue 2, March 2015)

SLAM (online), “Inside the Fire” (July 2014)

SLAM (online), “Chicago Showdown” (February 2014)

SLAM, “Seasons of Change” (August 2013)

 

AWARDS

Shortlist, Matrix Magazine’s Lit POP Awards for “Open Water”, 2016

Summer Diversity Fellowship, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2016

Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Fiction, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2016

Flash Fiction Prize, Summer Literary Seminars, 2015

First-Year Fellowship, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2014

Distinguished Scholar Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012-2014

 

PRESENTATIONS

Panelist, “How to Succeed in Graduate School: Advice from Outstanding Students”, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, September 2016

Moderator, “Writing as an Outsider: Arthur Flowers, Eileen Myles, and Paul Lisicky”, Juniper Summer Writing Institute, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 2016

 

SELECTED READINGS and EXHIBITIONS

Tommy Pico’s IRL Tour, Northampton, Massachusetts (2016); Live Lit, Amherst, Massachusetts (2016); KGB Sunday Night Fiction Series, New York City (2016); Disquiet International Literary Program, Lisbon, Portugal (2013); Freedom Paradox, Art Basel, Miami (2016)

 

REPRESENTATION

Alexa Stark, Trident Media Group

 

OTHER

Editorial Assistant, St. Petersburg Review, 2016-present

Contributing Editor, Cosmonauts Avenue, 2016-present

Program Assistant, Disquiet International Literary Program, 2016-present

Editor, Route Nine, 2015-2016