• 2018-present: Doctoral Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY’s PhD in English Program. New York, NY.

  • 2016: Masters of Fine Arts in Creative 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. Phi Beta Kappa. Pittsburgh, PA.

Literary Employment

  • Oct. 2017-present: Publicity Assistant at Press Shop PR. Brooklyn, NY.

  • Dec. 2016-present: Poetry Editor and Publicist at Cordella Magazine. Remote.

  • 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:

  • June 2016-present: Contracted Freelance Web Designer, Book Cover Designer, and Copywriter. Remote.

  • August 2015-present: 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

  • Fall 2019: Professor of English Literature at Brooklyn College. Brooklyn, NY.

  • 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.

Awards and Publications

All Publications listed here.

  • 2018: Awarded a five year Fellowship by CUNY’s PhD in English Program

  • 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


  • August 2018-present: The Graduate Center, CUNY’s Climate Action Lab Fellow and regular CAL blogger for The Center for Humanities

  • October 2016-present: Co-curator of the Lunar Walk Poetry Series with Gerry LaFemina and Lynn McGee

  • 2012-2012: Poetry Mentor through Carnegie Mellon University x CAPA Creative Arts High School’s Mentorship Program