education

MFA   University of Idaho, Creative Writing Emphasis in Creative Nonfiction

Thesis: The Veblen Effect: Essays in our Changing Order (essay collection)

Head Professor: Brian Blanchfield

Committee: TBD

Expected May 2019

BS       Black Hills State University, English, Minor in Professional Writing

Magna Cum Laude

May 7, 2016


editorial & leadership roles

University of Idaho MFA Symposium Coordinator, 2017-2018

Fugue Literary Journal, Associate Nonfiction Editor, 2017-Present

University of Idaho First-Year Composition Teaching Collaborative, Facilitator, 2017-2018

Fugue Literary Journal, Reader, 2016-2017

University of Idaho English Graduate Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2017-Present

University of Idaho English Graduate Association, MFA Representative, 2016-2017

The Green Bowl Review, Editor-In-Chief, 2014-2016

The Green Bowl Review, Editor 2012-2014


fellowships & residencies

2017-2018 Writing in the Wild Fellowship, University of Idaho. Frank Church--River of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho.

2017 Cirenaica Writers Residency, Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. Fall Creek, Wisconsin. 

2017 Research Travel Fellowship, University of Idaho. Historical Veblen Family Homestead, Nerstrand, Minnesota. 

2015 Story Catcher Creative Writing Workshop Fellowship, Mari Sandoz Heritage Society. Chadron, Nebraska.


Honors & awards

Travel Grant, University of Idaho GPSA

Hogue Family Centennial Literary Scholarship. University of Idaho

Grace V. Nixon Scholarship College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of Idaho

Stewart Bellman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing First Place, General Writing

Stewart Bellman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing First Place, Literary Analysis

Travel Grant, Black Hills State University School of Arts & Humanities

Full Tuition Scholarship, Story Catcher Creative Writing Workshop, The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Society and Chadron State College

Stewart Bellman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing, First Place, General Writing

Stewart Bellman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing, Second Place, Literary Analysis

Outstanding Student Leader Award, Black Hills State University Student Organizations

Vice President for Student Life Rising Star Award, Black Hills State University Student Organizations

Stewart Bellman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing, First Place, General Writing

Charlotte Forsberg Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts, Black Hills State University

 

presentations

Creative Writing Reading, “Funeral Sandwiches” Pop-Up Prose #6: Code Break: Redux. The Monarch Motel. Moscow, ID, November 15, 2017.

Creative Writing Reading, “What the Other People Say” University of Idaho MFA Symposium. University of Idaho. Moscow, ID, November 10, 2017.

Creative Writing Reading, “The Barbarian Status of Women” Cirenaica Writers Residency Farewell Reading. Cirenaica Retreat, Fall Creek, WI. June 10, 2017.

Creative Writing Reading, “Demon Towns” Pop-Up Prose #1: Code Break. University of Idaho. Moscow, ID, November 16, 2016.

Panelist, “Graduate School Information Session.” University of Idaho. Moscow, ID, November 9, 2016.

Creative Writing Reading, “Consider the Sunflower.” Black Hills State University. Stewart Bellman Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing. Spearfish, SD, April 28, 2016.

Literary Analysis Reading, “‘This is Hell—Hell—Hell!’: Place as a Villain in Industrial Revolution Literature.” Black Hills State University. Stewart Bellman Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing. Spearfish, SD, April 28, 2015

Oral Presentation, “Home Improvement.” Black Hills Research Symposium. Spearfish, SD, March 25, 2016.

Panelist, “Evolving Pop Language in the Writing Center #popculturerevolution.” Midwest Writing Centers Association Regional Conference. Seasons of Change: Renewal, Regrowth, Remembrance. Cedar Rapids, IA, March 4, 2016.

Presenter, “MLA Style.” BHSU Writing Center Documentation Series. Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, February 24, 2016.

Facilitator, “International Writing Jam: Writing About Place.” Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, February 17, 2016.

Facilitator, “Empowering the Client.” BHSU Writing Center. Spring 2016 Staff Training. Spearfish, SD, January 24, 2016.

Facilitator, “The Effective Online Writing Session.” BHSU Writing Center. Spring 2016 Staff Training. Spearfish, SD, January 24, 2016.

Creative Writing Reading, “The Cadence of Concrete.” Black Hills State University. Open Mic Night. Spearfish, SD, December 2, 2015.

Emcee, “Open Mic Night.” Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, December 2, 2015.

Emcee, “Downtown Poetry Slam.” BHSU Jacket Zone. Spearfish, SD, October 1, 2015.

Moderator, “Life-Writing: Emotion On and Off the Page.” South Dakota Humanities Council 2015 South Dakota Festival of Books. Deadwood, SD, September 25, 2015.

Creative Writing Reading, “Home Improvement.” Black Hills State University. Stewart Bellman Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing. Spearfish, SD, April 7, 2015.

Critical Literary Analysis Reading, “‘I’m in the Empire Business’: Social and Economic Influences in Breaking Bad.” Black Hills State University. Stewart Bellman Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing. Spearfish, SD, April 7, 2015

Emcee, “Flash Writing Slam.” Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, April 22, 2015

Emcee, “Open Mic Night.” Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, March 19, 2015

Emcee, “I Hate Valentine’s Day Poetry Slam.” Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, February 11, 2015.

Emcee, “Poetry Slam.” Black Hills State University. Spearfish, SD, November 19, 2014.

Facilitator, “The Effective Writing Session.” BHSU Writing Center. Professional Development Session. Spearfish, SD, August 22, 2014. 

 
full CV available upon request