• Editing Experience
    Current and Previous Clients Include:

    The Princeton Review

    Japanese International Cooperation Association–Research Institute

    The Lazar Foundation

    Bookkus Publishing

    Nodruoy, Inc.

    Club Z! Tutoring

    Various academics writing dissertations and papers for publication for Harvard University, the University of Connecticut, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Lesley University, and Walden University.

    Various independent authors writing YA Fiction, Fantasy, Crime Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and works in translation.

  • Other Work Experience
    Brandman University, Online, 2012–present

    Adjunct Faculty in English

    “Creative Writing”

    “Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature”

    “Ways and Rhetoric of Knowing”

    “Writing and Rhetoric”

    Ashford University, Online, 2010–present

    Associate Faculty in English

    “English Composition I”

    “English Composition II”

    “Introduction to Literature”

    “Personal Dimensions of Education”

    Club Z! Tutoring, Portland, OR, 2009–2011

    Hired as Site Director, Promoted to Regional Director

    Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006–2009

    Undergraduate Writing Instructor

    “University Writing”

    Creative Writing Instructor, Columbia’s Double Discovery Center

    “Strangers in a Strange Land: Understanding Identity Through Travel Narratives”

    “Creative Writing Techniques in Academic Writing”

    Ivy Prep Learning Center, New York, NY, 2005–2009

    Senior Associate

    The Gateway Institute at CCNY, New York, NY, 2004–2006

    Literacy Consultant

    Shanghai Singapore International School, Shanghai, China, 2004

    English Teacher, 5th grade

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1998–2001

    Teaching Assistant

    “Creative Non-Fiction”

    “Modern American Poetry”

    Director of Undergraduate Writing Advisers


  • Education
    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Concentration in Fiction

    Columbia University, New York, NY

    Awarded the Guston Fellowship, 2006–2007

    Awarded teaching fellowships, 2007–2008, 2008–2009

    Bachelor of Arts in English, Concentration in Creative Writing

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Magna Cum Laude, with distinctions in English

    Mandell Undergraduate Essay Award, 1999

  • Volunteer Experience

    Founder, The Clovers Project

    Volunteer, Write Around Portland

    Volunteer, The Holiday Project

  • Professional Associations

    Northwest Independent Editor’s Guild

    Editorial Freelancers Association

    Freelancer’s Union