ABOUT ME

Whether I'm reading them, writing them, or speaking them, I am obsessed with words. Language - English, my native language, as well as Spanish, in which I am proficient - is at the heart of everything I do.

 

I am currently a Writing Specialist at Lindenwood University, providing support on students' written projects and assisting with creative writing programming. I recently graduated summa cum laude and earned my B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration and a second major in Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis. There, I was also a member of the English Honors cohort and and was awarded highest distinction on my thesis regarding the intersection between gender and disability in late 19th century literature. I aspire to someday become an academic and published author.

 

When I'm not reading or writing, you can likely find me drinking copious amounts of tea, watching Gilmore Girls, or asking strangers if I can pet their dogs. 

WRITING EXPERIENCE: I took numerous creative writing courses at WashU - everything from Advanced Fiction Writing to Microfiction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing - to hone my literary craft. I've written multiple novels in my spare time, one of which was briefly represented by Tanenbaum International Literary Agency, as well as dozens of short stories and personal essays, some of which have been published in university magazines. Meanwhile, six years as a columnist for The Beacon Newspaper exposed me to the world of journalism, and I won two first place NAMPA awards for my "Generations Together" column. Finally, I was a staff writer for Her Campus' WashU chapter, for which I have written dozens of articles offering advice and cultural insight. 

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE: At WashU, I received instruction in one-to-one tutoring pedagogy; this enabled me to not only work as a peer tutor at WashU's Writing Center, but to critically and collaboratively edit others' work. I employed my editorial expertise in a number of roles: As Co-Editor-in-Chief of Spires Intercollegiate Arts & Literary Magazine, I curated polished magazines that feature brilliant undergraduate artists and writers; as founder and President of Creative Writing Cafe, I offered a supportive space for aspiring writers and provided meaningful suggestions in group workshops; as a summer intern for Triada US Literary Agency, I composed reader's reports on over a dozen manuscripts and learned directly from Triada's head agent; and, finally, as an essay consultant for the DC educational consulting company The School Counseling Group, I offered feedback to hundreds of students on their personal statements for college. 


My work

Creative writing

Academic & journalistic work


Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

I was born and raised in the DC area, but am currently located in St. Charles, Missouri.

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing professionally for 10 years; I started as a journalist for The Beacon Newspapers at twelve years old. 

What is your preferred genre?

To write: I tend to write character-driven realism with a focus on interpersonal relationships and psychological interiority.

To read: I love to read what I love to write, but also I grew up reading fantasy novels and still have a soft spot for them! I'm also a fan of memoir and historical fiction. 

What are you currently working on?

I am working on a semi-biographical realist novel, experimenting with microfictions, and continuing to seek publication for my middle grade novel, Harmony.

What are your future plans?

I intended to apply for an MFA in creative writing and/or a PhD in English to reach my long-time goal of becoming a professor of English or fiction writing.