Curriculum Vitae


200 hour RYT
Dhyana Yoga

MFA, Writing
California College of the Arts
Thesis, full-length poetry manuscript: dog breath études
Thesis committee: Denise Newman, Donna de la Perrière, Ignacio Valero

BA, English, Cum Laude
Lawrence University

Chapbook & Anthology

things we have in writing POEMS (for Z), dancing girl press, 2016.

 “Endangered Species”; “Untitled”; “& Picture Postcards,” New Work by Philadelphia Poets (in English and Romanian), ed. Daniel Dragomirescu, Contemporary Literary Horizons, 2016, pp. 48-57.

Presentations & Performance

Institute of Contemporary Art
IMPROTECH 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Coughing is a Form of Love
, poetry and performance with
Joe Pfender, Dec. 2017.

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 
Making it in the Small Press World, presentation given in Valerie Fox’s Writing and Publishing class, April 2017.

Drexel University, Week of Writing, Philadelphia, PA
Legible Pictures, presenter and panel participant, May 2016.

Bay Area Poetry Marathon, San Francisco, CA
Guest curated a multimedia poetry event, May 2012. 

Essays & poems

ENCLAVE, in my last moments, I’ll be singing a Weezer song,” Feb. 2017. 

ENTROPY, “Variations on a theme: Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop, Blonde Redhead, and the Wizard of Oz,” Oct. 2016.

SOUND:POETREE:: Fanzine, ed. melanie farley, et al., “and bleep,” and various other poems, 2016-2017.

Teaching Experience

Yoga and Meditation Teacher
2018 - present

English Teacher
BrainChild Afterschool Center, San Francisco California, 2010 - 2011
Taught a class of K-12 students in literature and writing. 

Visual Studies and Writing Coach
California College of the Arts, 2008 - 2010
Provided writing and research support to graduate and undergraduate students.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Freshman English
California College of the Arts, 2010 - 2011

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Works in Progress
San Francisco State University, 2010 - 2011

Online Writing Tutor, Smarthinking
Provided one-on-one and small group writing coaching for high school and undergraduate students.

Communications Summary

Communications Manager, Settlement Music School 
Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2017 – Oct. 2018

Employment Branding Specialist, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 2014 – Dec. 2017 

Associate Project Editor, Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Oakland, CA, Nov. 2012 - June 2014

Marketing Director (intern), Eleven Eleven literary journal
San Francisco, CA, Aug. 2009 - May 2010.