Bio

What I Do

I am a Practitioner-In-Residence in the English Department at the University of New Haven and a Part-Time Lecturer in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. Although I primarily teach first-year writing and inquiry courses, I have also taught creative writing.

Where I’ve Been

I received my B.A. in English Literature & Writing from the University of New Haven in 2013, and I received my M.F.A. in Creative & Professional Writing, with concentrations in fiction (speculative & literary) and writing for web audiences, from Western Connecticut State University in 2015. I am the former MFA Alumni Writers Cooperative President, and I am an active reader and occasional panel chair for the alumni organization’s Housatonic Book Awards. I am a former web editor and social media manager and current advisory board member for WCSU’s graduate publication, Poor Yorick: A journal of rediscovered objects, and the former managing editor of Roundabout Press, a small independent publisher of fictionMy short fiction has appeared in Akashic Books’ online noir series, Mondays are Murder. In addition to my academic, creative, and editorial work, I have been a freelance writer and social media consultant for over six years.

Where I’m Going

I am currently revising my thesis novel, the first book of a longer young-adult, immersive fantasy series.  Outside of my creative work, I am actively pursuing independent research in the areas of game studies, creative writing, and fantasy literature. In the near future, my work will appear as a chapter in a collection of essays on women, video games, and modding to be published by McFarland books.

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