• 2016: Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry Writing, New York University. New York, NY.
  • 2013: Masters of Philosophy in Creative Writing, Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2012: Bachelor of Humanities and Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA.

Literary Employment

  • January 2017-Present: Assistant Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine. New York, NY.
  • Sept. 2014-May 2015: Grant Editor at Washington Square Review. New York, NY.
  • Sept. 2013-May 2014: Awards Editor at Washington Square Review. New York, NY.
  • Summer 2012: Editing Intern at Sampsonia Way Magazine. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sept. 2011-May 2012: Literary Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Writing Center. Pittsburgh, PA.

Design/Arts Employment:

  • October 2016-present: Freelance Writer, Web Designer, Artist, and Photographer. Brooklyn, NY.
  • August 2015-October 2016: Customer Operations Advisor at Squarespace, Inc. New York, NY.
  • Dec. 2012-June 2013: Assistant Layout Editor at Poetry Ireland Review. Dublin, Ireland.
  • Sept. 2009-May 2012: Communications Director at The Frame Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sept. 2009-May 2012: Student Editor at Carnegie Mellon University Press. Pittsburgh, PA.

Teaching Experience

  • Spring 2015, Fall 2014: Creative Writing Professor at New York University. New York, NY.
  • Jan. 2010-May 2011: Tutor through CAPA High School Poetry Mentorship Program. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Jan. 2011: North Allegheny Intermediate High School Writing Workshop Instructor. Pittsburgh, PA.

Curating Experience:

  • October 2016-Present: Co-curator of the Lunar Walk Reading Series. Brooklyn, NY.

Awards and Publications

Publications listed here.

  • 2014: Cover Design Winner of The Looking Glass Magazine’s Cover Design Contest
  • 2013: Named an Emerging Writer by the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series
  • 2012: Student Leadership Award from Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2012: Carnegie Mellon Adamson Award: Poetry, Second Place
  • 2012: Nominated by English Department at Carnegie Mellon for Gretchen Goldsmith Langford Award
  • 2012: Hungry Poets Prize from West Virginia University
  • 2011: Academy of American Poets Prize from Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2011: New York Writer’s Institute Scholarship from Skidmore College
  • 2011: Gertrude Gordon Journalism Prize from the Pittsburgh Women’s Press Club
  • 2010: First Place in the Albion Review Poetry Contest from Albion College
  • 2010: First Place in the Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize
  • 2009: First Place in the Borders Open Door Poetry Prize


  • May 2012: Installation and performance piece titled “Stranded on Poetry Island.” Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts Senior Show at The Miller Gallery.  Pittsburgh, PA.
  • March 2012: Digital Print, “I Have Some Living Things” in Message & Medium: The Interplay of Type and Art, PhilaMOCA Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
  • July 2011: Short film in “A Brief History of Antioxidants,” in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Two Minute Film Festival. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • June 2010: Digital Prints “Light Experiments I-III” in the Granada Arts Education Project at Ava Bar. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • April 2010: Digital Print “Light Experiments I” in “WORK/Wassaic I Heart Art Benefit” at WORK GALLERY. Brooklyn, NY.