credentials

Recent professional work

  • 2008-present self-employed educational publishing specialist (freelance writer and editor), specializing in K-12 social studies student- and teacher-facing materials
  • 2012-2014 web content specialist, School of Education & Health Sciences, University of Dayton
  • 2009-2011 adjunct instructor in creative writing magnet, eighth grade, Stivers School for the Arts
  • 2009 literacy tutor, Miami Valley Literacy Council
  • 2004-2008 social studies grade level editor, Mazer Corp.

Recent related volunteer work

  • 2018-editor, a series of reports linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Just Governance for Human Security’s Six Pillars for Human Security
  • 2011-editor, annual report for the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
  • 2010-writer and editor, website content for Colorss Foundation, India
  • 2009 youth afterschool literacy (reading and math) tutor
  • 2007-2017 founding editor, designer, ne’erdowell for Mock Turtle literary zine
  • 2004-2010 TESOL adult literacy tutor

Educational background

  • 2012 coursework pursuant to M.S. Education, with licensure in A.Y.A. Social Studies, at University of Dayton
  • 2005-2007 coursework pursuant to alternative licensure in A.Y.A. Social Studies, at Wright State University
  • 2000 coursework pursuant to M.A.I.S. Liberal Arts, George Mason University
  • 1994-1998 B.A. History, with minor in foreign affairs, University of Virginia

Current professional activities

  • member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • member, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge
  • participant and guest panel speaker, Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Fun stuff

  • 2016 first place, Flights literary magazine short story contest
  • 2014 honorary mention, Dayton Metro Library poetry contest
  • 2013 first place, Flights literary magazine poetry contest
  • 2011 third place, Antioch Writers’ Workshop/Dayton Daily News poetry contest
  • 2010 recipient of literary fellowship and grant, Montgomery County Arts Council
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