• Writing and written communication
  • Editing (content, mechanics, curating)
  • Design for print and the web
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Adobe CS5 (InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Photoshop)



New Mexico State University :  2008 – 2011  :  Las Cruces, NM

  • MFA in Fiction
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Full-time Graduate Assistant

Butler University :  2004 – 2008  :  Indianapolis, IN

  • BA in English with a concentration in Fiction
  • 3.89 GPA



ACT, Inc.  :  August 2011 – December 2011  :  Iowa City, IA

Test Development Editorial Associate

Provided detailed quality assurance for test materials and documentation, attending to style, mechanics, clarity, formatting, and production quality.

New Mexico State University  :  2009 – Present  :  Las Cruces, NM

Managing Editor – Puerto del Sol

Managed a small core of editors as well as a larger staff of slushpile readers in creating a nationally-renowned literary journal. Coordinated interactions between authors and editors, solicited content, edited content, and oversaw the logistics of expanding circulation, as well as day-to-day operations.

Noemi Press  :  2009 – Present  :  Las Cruces, NM

Fiction Editor

Work with authors, design a large and formally ambitious novel, and read slush and contest entries.

New Mexico State University  :  2008 – Present  :  Las Cruces, NM

English Instructor

In teaching several freshman composition courses, two composition in the social sciences and humanities courses, and one introduction to creative writing course, worked with students of diverse ages and backgrounds to master the basic skills of college-level writing.

The College Network :  2007 – 2009  :  Indianapolis, IN

Freelance Copy Editor

Corrected textbooks on subjects ranging from business law, to biology, to nursing for grammar and usage as well as clarity. Also corrected online content through proprietary content management system and composed new content such as glossaries for textbooks.

Butler University  :  2005 – 2008  :  Indianapolis, IN

Writing Center Tutor

Worked closely with students at every stage of the writing process, focusing on clarification and strengthening their arguments by way of further research and careful analysis.



ENGL 111G  :  Rhetoric and Composition  : Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011

Instructed students in the fundamentals of college composition, including research, persuasion, presentation, analysis, and style.

ENGL 211  :  Writing in the Social Sciences and Humanities  : Fall 2009, Spring 2010

Further developed students’ skills in research and analysis, using the detective genre as a means of exploring epistemology.

ENGL 220  :  Introduction to Creative Writing  : Fall 2010

Introduced students to creative writing as a systematic discipline, emphasizing the study and creation of fiction, poetry, and drama.



  • 2011, nomination for Pushcart Prize in fiction by Booth Magazine.
  • 2011, pedagogy paper presented at Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
  • 2010, pedagogy paper presented at Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, selected for The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers 2010