University of California Irvine, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, June 2015
Thesis: Marriage Season
Readers: Michael Ryan, Amy Gerstler, and Michelle Latioslais

Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in English and History, June 2010
Senior Advisor: Mary Kinzie


Visiting Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Summer 2016

English 223 Communication and Public Speaking

English 113 Introduction to Literature

English 110 University Writing Seminar

Adjunct Professor, Irvine Valley College, August 2015-Present

Spring Semester 2017, WR 1:Critical Thinking and Writing

Fall Semester 2016, WR 2: Writing and Research

Spring Semester, 2016: WR 2: Writing and Research

Fall Semester 2015, WR 280 and WR 380

Adjunct Professor, Orange Coast College, August 2015-Present

Fall Semester 2015-Present, English 101: Critical Reading and Writing

Instructor, UC Irvine, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2015:

Summer Quarter 2015, Online: WR 39 C Writing and Research

Spring Quarter 2015: WR 39 C Writing and Research

Fall Quarter 2014: WR 39 B Writing and Rhetoric: The Marriage Plot

Summer Quarter 2014, Online: WR 39 C Writing and Research

Spring Quarter 2014: Writing 31, Reading and Writing Poetry

Winter Quarter 2014: Writing 31, Reading and Writing Poetry

Fall Quarter 2013: Writing 31, Reading and Writing Poetry

Summer Quarter 2013, WR Online: 39 C Writing and Research

Spring Quarter 2013: WR 39 C Writing and Research

Winter Quarter 2013: WR 39 B Writing and Rhetoric: Dark Suburbia

Fall Quarter 2012: WR 39 B Writing and Rhetoric: High Fantasy



“Siphon” and “Body Memory”, forthcoming Winter 2017 from Nomadic Press Journal

“Summer”, “Bells”, and “Changing Houses”, The Superstition Review, Fall 2016

“My Dress”, Juked, Summer 2016

“Ways We Are Taught”, The Journal, 2016

“Meatlocker”, Salt Hill, March 2016

“Mother-Daughter”, “By the Shore”, and “In Hiding”, Memorious, February 2016, Online

“Dollhouse”,  Dialogist, November 2015, Online

“Night Lessons”, Enclave, June 2015, Online

“What Isn’t”, The Squaw Valley Review, June 2015, Print

“Women as Cows” and “First”, The Watershed Review, May 2015, Online

“Runaway”, Prelude, March 2015, Online

“Gossip Merchants”, Enter>Text, January 2015, Print Anthology

“Speaking”, 491 Magazine, 2014, Print

“Woman at the Well” and “Listening”, The Nashville Review, Spring 2013, Online

“Building Heaven”, Cicada Magazine, June 2012, Print and Online

“Eucalyptus Tree”, Off the Coast Magazine, March 2012, Print

Reviews and Essays:

“Thanksgiving Etymologies”: Entropy, November 2015

“Variations on a Theme: Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”, Entropy, November 2015

“October Etymologies”, Entropy, October 2015

“On Heatwaves”, Entropy, October 2015

Review of Mary Jo Bang’s The Last Two Seconds in The Adroit Review, Fall 2015

Review of Brandon Som’s Tribute Horse in The Asian American Literary Review, January 2015, Print

Reprint of Brandon Som Review in Galatea Resurrects, Online, May, 2015


Volunteer Editor, Trumpwatch @ Entropy, November 2016-Present

Contributing Editor, Entropy, August 2015-Present

Co-Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor, Faultline Journal of Arts and Letters, 2014-2015

Editorial Assistant, Squaw Valley Review, 2014-2015

First Reader, Cricket Magazine Group, June 2010-September 2014


West Hollywood Library Special Programs Poetry Workshop Leader, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2015

Analytical Writing Placement Examination (UC-wide writing placement test) essay reader and grade, 2015

Co-director and curator, UC Irvine Bookstore Reading Series, 2014-2015

Social Chair, UC Irvine Comparative Literature, English Literature, and Creative Writing Graduate Student Association, 2013-2014


Scholarship Resident at Vermont Studio Center, Spring 2016

Semifinalist, Black Lawrence Press Spring 2015 Black River Chapbook Competition

Arlene Cheng Fellowship, UC Irvine 2014

Scholarship attendee of Squaw Valley Writer’s Conference, summer of 2014

Northwestern University English Department Commencement Marshal and Senior Student Leader, 2010

Northwestern English Department J. Scott Clark Scholarship for Aptitude and Excellence in Creative Writing, 2010

Northwestern University’s J.G. Nolan Scholarship, 2008-09 and 2009-10