Resume

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Expected Graduation - May 2020
University of Massachusetts Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Writing, minor in Web Programming: 2013
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List (7 semesters) 
Awards: Winner of the 2013 Ithaca College Writing Contest (Personal Essay, Feature/Magazine categories)


PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Boston, MA
2017 — Present
Teaching Assistant

  • Provide in-class assistance and outside support to students of Prof. Fulton's Fall 2018 Advanced Techniques in Fiction class
  • Crafted and taught lesson plans on craft analysis and magical realism
  • Provided student feedback and offered one-on-one office hours for extra support
  • Managed attendance and grading logs

Tutor - English as a Second Language

  • Reviewed essays, resumes, and lab reports on one-on-one basis
  • Provided class instruction as needed
  • Crafted and delivered lesson plans on essay organization and revision skills
  • Facilitated class discussions and attended regular team development meetings

SPOTIFY, Somerville, MA
2018
Voice Data Annotator (Contract)

  • Support the data curation team in improving and maintaining the unified Spotify language models
  • Curate high-quality data that directly impacts the way users interact with the product
  • Analyze strings, mapping them to particular actions and outcomes within the product

BREAKWATER REVIEW, Boston, MA
2017 — 2018
Genre Editor

  • Read and selected prose works for publication
  • Reviewed annual fiction and poetry contest entries
  • Collaborated with editorial team and made artistic decisions for quarterly publication.
  • Solicited authors for submissions

    CENGAGE LEARNING, Boston, MA
    2016 — 2018
    Temporary Associate Content Developer

    • Reviewed and developed 2019 copyright texts and relevant ancillaries
    • Recruited and managed Subject Matter Experts for revision and creation of AP content 
    • Submitted design elements, page proofs, and relevant production paperwork
    • Scheduled team meetings and updates

    Product Assistant

    • Assisted Product Managers in order to optimize the performance of product management and development
    • Prepared all documents needed for publication schedule reviews, strategy meetings, and product launches
    • Gathered and analyzed internal and external sales data to be used by Product Manager in strategic decision-making
    • Maintained competitive grids by market for key titles

    REGIS COLLEGE WRITING CENTER, Weston, MA
    2016 — 2017
    Writing Tutor

    • Supported student writing skills in all areas of study
    • Helped students to understand assignments, analyze sources, brainstorm ideas, develop essay focus and structure, and expand arguments
    • Created and provided handouts on proper citation and grammar

    PEARSON EDUCATION, Boston, MA
    2013 — 2016
    Editorial Assistant

    • Assisted Editor-in-Chief with English textbook and supplement development
    • Coordinated reviews, prepared contracts, and maintained product records
    • Communicated with authors, editors, and other Higher Education team members to ensure timely manuscript production
    • Reviewed and annotated page proofs as well as digital modules and exercises

    Marketing Assistant

    • Created and edited marketing copy for Math & Statistics titles and technology products
    • Maintained marketing travel and events budgets
    • Created adoption lists, sales kits, and product demo scripts
    • Organized and hosted digital product tutorials and webinars
    • Edited website content; ordered and collated collateral for events and conferences

    HOMETOWN WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS, Medfield, MA
    2013
    Editor, Reporter

    • Copy-edited press releases and editorial segments for weekly papers distributed throughout several towns in Norfolk County
    • Interviewed local politicians, coaches, business leaders, and other community members to generate news features

    ITHACA COLLEGE WRITING CENTER, Ithaca, NY
    2011 — 2013
    Administrative Assistant

    • Organized staff meetings and tutoring materials
    • Managed online scheduling system; coordinated classroom visits

    Tutor

    • Assisted students of all studies with essays and works; tutored in grammar, citation, and self-editing skills 
    • Conducted classroom visits to promote services offered at the Writing Center

    CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS, Ithaca, NY
    2013
    Acquisitions Intern

    • Prepared manuscripts for the editorial and design departments
    • Wrote, sorted, and sent query rejection letters
    • Submitted copyright permissions requests and filed permissions certificates
    • Sent complimentary copy orders to reviewers, authors, and contributors
    • Trimmed and organized published book files and contracts
    • Maintained the press’s library and catalogue

    SPLIT OAK PRESS, Ithaca, NY
    2011
    Editorial Intern

    • Copy-edited several chapbook and short story collections at a small independent press
    • Co-designed covers for 2 poetry chapbooks
    • Contacted writers for the purposes of content development and contract negotiation
    • Managed social media applications and promotions

    PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

    Co-Founder, Editor @ Noah Magazine, Ithaca, NY (2011 — 2013)

    • Edited and selected works of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for multi-format literary magazine; oversaw content layout in print and online versions  

    Fiction Editor @ Stillwater Magazine, Ithaca, NY (2012 — 2013)

    • Selected, reviewed, and copyedited fiction submissions; coordinated public readings and events, marketing, and distribution of magazine