Talented writer and team leader offering six years of success in collaborative, creative environments. Innovative thinker with proficiencies in content generation, editing, research, and strategic development. Adept at managing concurrent projects to meet team, individual, and management objectives.
Oversaw restructuring of Jesus House addiction recovery program. Managed team of Case Managers, while improving office workflow, oversight, and staff communication. Led professional development classes for Jesus House employees on topics such as: Motivational Interviewing, professional writing, case-noting, and more. Liaised with local partner agencies to improve client care and expand on existing services. Worked alongside communications specialist and Anglin PR to produce written content for newsletters, social media, and new website. Oversaw transition from hard copy case-noting and data collection to a more secure, cloud-based software . Responded creatively and effectively to crises, such as COVID-19 and a critical staffing shortage. Reported to Executive Director.
Taught Writing 2010 (Intermediate Writing). Covered a range of composition-related topics, such as: style, grammar, rhetoric, research methods, multi-genre composition, reading strategies, etc. Managed classrooms of 23 students. Communicated effectively with students and department.
Read and evaluated submissions to the Quarterly West Chapbook Contest. Selected winning submissions and worked with authors to edit their manuscripts. Worked with graphic designer to develop visual strategies and images. Collaborated with other editors to ensure quality of content and design.
Assumed management of defunct journal at the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year and transformed it into a vibrant web presence with a readership of over 2,000. Led team of editors to successfully produce two issues. Revamped website to offer readers an engaging, online reading experience. Solicited submissions from leading poets in the field of literature and spirituality.
Rough Hymns, poetry chapbook, Finishing Line Press, 2019.
“Kierkegaard: Paradox and Negative Theology.” Linfield College, 2009.
“A Strange Condition,” Tin House (online), 18 April 2018.
"Army of One, Soldiers Undone: The Hope That Died in Basic Training." Salon.comRSS. 25 May 2015. Web.
"Numbness: A Woman's Army Daze." Salon.comRSS. 7 June 2014. Web.
“Milk Fog.” Western Humanities Review (Runner-Up for the Mountain West Writer's Contest Poetry Prize), 2019. Print.
“A Whole History is Housed,” “Photo of my Grandmother,” “Barefoot in Syria.” Connotation
Press. January 2018. Web.
“Some Tombs Hang Open.” Bird's Thumb. February 2017. Vol. 4, Issue 1. Web.
“Pear in Summer.” Pretty Owl. 1 April 2016. Web.
"Armenian Cucumber," “Plain Mystic,” “Of Sense and Spirit.” Boston Poetry Magazine. 8
September 2014. Web.
"Blood-letting Day,” “For Simone." Watershed Review.Vol. 37, No. 2. Chico State
University, 2014. Print.
"Apophatic Theology.” The Poet's Billow. Bermuda Triangle Prize, 2014. Web.
"Cactus.” Saint Katherine Review. Saint Katherine College Press, 2014. Print.
"With Tarsal Claw.”The Poet's Billow. Atlantis Award, 2014. Web.
"Particular Weakness.” Dappled Things.Vol. 9, Issue. 2, 2014. Print.
"Translation of an Ascetic,” “ Translation of a Bathroom Towel, “Fig Leaf."Christendom Review.
Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014. Web.
"Freedom.”The Poet's Billow. Pangaea Prize Finalists, 2013. Web.
"Among Bodies.”Qualia Literary and Art Journal.2013. University of Mary Washington. Web.
"Descent.”The Upper Left Edge.27 January 2013. Web.
"Denial of Death.”The Upper Left Edge. 5 February 2013. Web.
"The Made Makers,” “Dawn,” “Escalante,” “Pascha,” “Pilgrims.”Clarion Journal of Spirituality
and Justice.21 January 2012. Web.
2018 Faculty Prize, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University
2018 The Director's Prize, Institute of sacred Music, Yale University
2017 The Hugh Giles Prize, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University
2016 Student Council Member, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University
2016 Nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry
2016 Nomination for Best of the Net, Prize for Poetry
2015 Nomination for Best of the Net, Prize for Poetry skilled creative proven
2015 Nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry
2015 Poem “For Simone” selected by CSU to be made into a broadside print
2014 UC Riverside, Graduate Division, Third Year Grant
2014 Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop Fellowship Recipient
2012 Chancellor's Fellow: University of California, Riverside
2011 First and Second Prize winner of Paper Gardens Poetry Contest
2009 International Philosophy Society: Phi Sigma Tau
2005 US Army Course in Leadership: Distinguished Honor Graduate (PLDC)
2003 Defense Language Institute: Honor Graduate (Russian)
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