Resume

Education

The New SchoolMaster of Arts (MA), Media Studies, 2019 (expected)

Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies

The New SchoolMaster of Fine Arts (MFA), Creative Writing, Nonfiction, 2016

Bard CollegeBachelor of Arts (B.A.), Written Arts, Film, 2013

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer, Self-Employed, 2012 – Present

Click here to see selected writing.

PEN Prison Writing Mentor, PEN America, February 2018 – Present

Provide one-on-one writing assistance to inmates.

Wellness Writer at Teen Vogue2016 – Present
Pitch and produce stories covering physical and mental health, nutrition and fitness, sexual identity and health, and relationships and dating.

Contributing Editor, Bushwick Daily, September 2017 – Present

Writer, HealthlineOctober 2017 – Present

After-School Tutor, Assistant Writing Teacher, Reading Series Coordinator & Host at 826NYC, 2015 – Present 
• Teach and tutor students ages 6-18 with creative and expository writing skills
• Provide homework assistance in all subjects, assist with college preparation

• Provide support and guidance to students through writing process: brainstorming, outlining, researching, writing, editing, revising

Writer at Man RepellerJuly 2015 – Present

Contributing Writer, The Huffington Post2012 – Present

Editorial Assistant at SpinMedia, Inc.June 2014 – August 2014
• Wrote and aggregated content and headlines, researched and identified viral content and videos, managed social media, assisted with online media and video production.
• Wrote scripts and reported news for VIBE, SPIN, Celebuzz and Idolator.

Editorial Fellow at The Huffington PostJune 2013 – December 2013
• Pitched and produced creative stories, shareable content, personal essays and articles.
• Wrote and aggregated content and headlines, researched and identified viral content and videos, helped edit and improve content.

Production Assistant, “30 Rock,” NBCUniversalJuly 2012 – December 2012
• Worked on NBC’s ’30 Rock’
• Assisted with talent, casting, auditions, extras, w
orked on set and backstage
• Copied and distributed scripts, assisted with post-production, organized read-throughs, corporate events and wrap party.

Editorial Intern at The Huffington PostJune 2011 – August 2011

Production Intern, Mad Chance Productions (Warner Bros. Pictures), 2008 – 2009

Intern at Nonfiction Unlimited Productions2007 – 2008

Volunteer Experience

Alumni/ae Board of Governors at Bard College 2019 – Present

The Bard College Alumni/ae Association exists to strengthen the Bard community by informing alumni/ae about the ongoing life of the College and its alumni/ae, promoting interactions between all alumni/ae, and encouraging lifelong connection, support, and loyalty to the College.

Board of Directors, Volunteer Committee, Reading Series Coordinator & Host at 826NYC, 2015 – Present

• Plan & organize fundraising and cultivation events, ie. 826NYC 15 Year Anniversary Gala (the chapter’s first ever Gala), Anniversary Gift Campaign, Spring Appeal
• Provide strategic oversight as to how 826NYC can direct staff, volunteers, and current supporters to better support the organization
• Propose & organize long-standing volunteer appreciation events in alignment with the 826NYC brand and needs, as well as smaller scale, program-based appreciation events
• Volunteer outreach; develop and launch Volunteer Mentorship Program, serve as the contact for new volunteers after orientations who indicated interest
• Serve as Co-Chair for 826NYC Youth Inc. Gala
• Coordinate and host 826NYC/Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series

Regional Writing Juror, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards2015 – 2019

Evaluate and judge submissions for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens.

Volunteer at New York Cares, 2015 – Present

Coat Drive Team Leader at New York Cares2016

Volunteer Teaching Assistant at Educational Alliance2016

Provide assistance to teachers and camp counselors at Educational Alliance Summer Programs. Tutor and mentor students in creative writing.

Co-Organizer, The Bureau of Imaginative Proposals, Poetry & Political Theory Conference at The New School2016

Worked with fellow Masters and PhD Candidates from NYU, Columbia and The New School to organize the inaugeral Bureau of Imaginative Proposals: a discussion-based philosophy, poetry and political theory conference.

• Assisted with social media, marketing and planning
• Sought out and successfully booked key-note speakers

Volunteer, Adult Learning Center at Queens Library2015

Worked with English language learners and senior citizens at The Adult Learning Center at Queens Library Summer Program. Tutored in basic computer skills, ie. typing, Microsoft Word, Excel.

Volunteer, Math Enrichment at Grand Street Settlement2015

Provided assistance to teachers and camp counselors at Grand Street Settlement Summer Programs. Tutored students in math-skills and led educational activities.

Volunteer, Participant at Toys of Hope Adopt-A-Family Program, 2016

Volunteer, Participant at Friends of Karen Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program, 2016

Star Walker at AIDS Walk New York, 2015 – Present

Projects

Master’s Thesis, Dinner With Virginia (Creative), 2016

An analysis of Virginia Woolf’s relationship with food and its impact on her writing, relationships, and physical and mental health. This project explores the universal experience of women as artists, from Victorian England to present day, through their trouble with eating, alleged insanity, and the men who force- feed them, diagnosing them as such.
Sources include Woolf’s novels, autobiographies, letters, journals, first-hand accounts and medical history, including doctors’ official diagnoses.

Master’s Thesis, Women of Joyce (Critical), 2016

Critical analysis of the women in James Joyce’s novels – Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses – and how Nora Barnacle influenced them.

Honors and Awards

The New School: Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Media Studies

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students.

The New School: Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Creative Writing

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students. Awarded in 2014 and 2015.

826NYC Volunteer of the Month: January 2016

Certifications

Fingerprint Verification / New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Security Clearance Requirement
NYC Department of Education

Languages

Spanish