CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION   

    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida                                              Aug 2011 – May 2014

      - MFA in Creative Writing, concentration in fiction

 

    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida                                              Aug 2010 – May 2011

      - Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing

 

    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida                                                  Jan 2002 – April 2005

      - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minor in Literature

 

    Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida                                      Jan 2000 –Dec 2002

      - Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Studies

      - Graduated with honors, made the National Dean’s List

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

   Graduate Instructor — University of South Florida                                 Fall 2011 – Spring 2014

       Courses Taught:

        - Form and Technique of Fiction   (CRW 3111)

        - First Year Composition I   (ENC 1101)

 

   Writing Center Consultant — University of South Florida                       Fall 2012 – Spring 2014

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

     - Fiction Writing                             - Nonfiction Writing

     - Political Fiction Writing               - Nature Writing                             

     - Novel Writing                               - First Year Composition

     - Florida Studies & Fiction            

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

    Managing Editor                                                                                                      2013 - 2014

        - Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art

   

    Fiction Editor, Production & Graphic Design Manager                                            2012 - 2013

        - Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art

    

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
    Archival of Historic WWII Photos                                                                                        2014

       - compiled, sorted, and archived  roughly 2500 photographs taken by US Army

          personnel during WWII in the Pacific theater.

       - digitized and preserved roughly 2500 historic negatives

 

CONFERENCES

    Other Words Conference, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL                                         Nov 2011

        - panel member, "Fire Ants and Leaves of Grass"

 

    Blank Pages Creative Writing Symposium, USF, Tampa, FL                                           Feb 2014

        - panel member, "Literary Editing and Publishing"

 

SERVICE

     Coordinator for Writers’ Harvest                                                                              2011 – 2013

        - a benefit reading for America’s Second Harvest       

 

MEMBERSHIPS

- Association of Writers & Writing Programs

- Modern Language Association

- Florida Trail Association

 

WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE

   Appalachian Trail                                                                                                                 2007

        - Completed an end-to-end hike of the Appalachian Trail, an endeavor

lasting six months and covering over 2,174 miles through mountainous

wilderness in fourteen states.

   Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail                                                      2008-09

- Kayaked the entire coastline of Florida as a continuous five-month expedition.

Outfitted and led the second expedition to ever complete this 1,500 mile trek.

   Florida Trail                                                                                                                          2015

- Completed an end-to-end hike of the Florida National Scenic Trail, a journey

of three months and 1100 miles.

   Pacific Crest Trail                                                                                                                  2015

- Hiked 1300 miles from the Mexican border through desert and the High Sierras.