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Education 

Master of Science, Educational Psychology, Purdue University Global, 2022

Sequential Artists Workshop, Gainesville, FL, 2020

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015

Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts (concentration in painting), Washington State University, 2012 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art (concentration in Printmaking), double major in Geology, Whitman College, 2010

Solo Exhibitions

FloriFauna, Waldo Road Studios, Gainesville, FL, 2020

Anolis Symposium VII, Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Coral Gables, FL, 2018

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Monroe Station, Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, FL, 2017

Tananascape, The Wood Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015

Electron Drawings, The Writing Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015

Up Shop, The Design Collaborative, Spokane, WA, 2012

Death Masks, Grande Ronde Cellars, Spokane, WA, 2012

Landmarking, Gallery Two, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2011

La Palouse, CUB Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2010

 

Two-Person Exhibitions

StudioSix, Waldo Road Studios, Gainesville, FL, 2019

Unearthed, The Wood Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014

Ologies/ Ographies (permanent collection), Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA, 2013

 

Group Exhibitions

From the Hive, Spokane Central Library, Spokane Public Libraries, Spokane, WA, 2022

Cold-Blooded Creations, National Reptile Breeders Expo, Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL, 2016

Muralist Invitational, River City Brewing, Spokane, WA, 2014

MFA Thesis Show, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA, 2012

Territory, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA, 2012

Mineral Paintings, GAS Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2012

Terrain, Music City Building, Spokane, WA, 2012

Senior Thesis Show, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, 2009

Nothing Loess, Brasserie Four, Walla Walla, WA, 2009

 

Public Art

Lilac City (Mural), Cedar Street Overpass, Spokane, WA, 2014

Publications

A Bird’s-eye of a Badland, Antipodes, American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, Forthcoming

Lawmaking--and Breaking--in Verse, Antipodes, American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, 2017    

Growing Up in Murky Water, Antipodes, American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, 2016               

Over-Ripe, Clarity, U. Alaska Press, 2015

 

Student Support & Instructional Experience

Graduate Program Specialist, Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, Western Washington U., 2022-Present

  • Supports agency, inquiry, and collaboration across graduate departments through co-curricular experiences; manages a graduate assistantship with Western Libraries.

 

Academic Support Center Tutor, Purdue University Global, 2020-2022

  • Supported adult learners through both synchronous and asynchronous writing consultations.

 

Site Manager, GEAR UP, Washington State University Early Outreach, 2020

  • Managed a federal grant supporting first-generation-to college students and English Language Learners at a middle school with a LatinX majority.

 

Senior Instructional Specialist in Art and English, TRIO & Santa Fe College (FL), 2018-Present

  • Provides remote instruction in reading, writing, and studio art for an Upward Bound program serving first-generation, dual-enrolled college students in a predominantly Black community; supports students through advising, college readiness, tutoring, test preparation, work study opportunities, student government, field trips, and workshops.

 

Writing Lab Tutor, Santa Fe College, 2018-Present

  • Provides both synchronous and asynchronous virtual support for student writers across Santa Fe College’s seven open enrollment locations.

 

English Instructor, Daytona State College, 2015-18

  • Taught in-person and online sections of English Composition, Writing with Research, and developmental English Studios.

 

Writing Specialist, Daytona State College, University of Central Florida Writing Center, 2015-18

  • Worked one-on-one with a diverse range of student communicators; supported faculty projects and publications; developed and ran writing workshops for college departments and community initiatives; hired, trained, and supervised a team of peer tutors across multiple center locations; provided both synchronous and asynchronous writing support to students, faculty, and alumni. 

 

Test Writer, Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, University of Kansas, 2015-17

  • Developed fiction and nonfiction passages for nationally-administered standardized exams.

 

Rural Student Services & Writing Center Tutor, TRIO & University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013-15

  • Supported indigenous Yup’ik, Inupiaq, and Athabaskan students in their transitions to college life and communication; worked one-on-one with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty on writing projects.

 

English Instructor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012-15

  • Developed curriculum for world literature courses and taught sections of English composition; facilitated courses and workshops in film.

 

Foundations & Painting Instructor, Washington State University, 2010-12

  • Taught 2D Foundations and both beginning and intermediate painting courses.

 

Awards, Fellowships, & Residencies

Artist-in-Residence, The Hive, Spokane Public Libraries, 2022

Artist-in-Residence, U.S. National Park Service, Big Cypress National Preserve, 2017

Professional Development Opportunity Awards, Daytona State College, 2016

Academic Excellence Symposium Award, Daytona State College, 2016

Best Literary Journal Design, Newpages, 2014

Spokane Arts Commission Grant, Public Works, Spokane, WA, 2014

Collaborative Arts Grant , University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014

George McDaniel Writing Fellowship, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013

Siler Graduate Fellowship in Art, Washington State University, 2010

Perry Award for Art, Whitman College, 2009

William O. Douglas Merit Scholarship, Whitman College, 2005-09 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Olympia, WA, 2005-09

National Merit Scholar, NMSC, Evanston, IL 2005-09

 

Conferences & Research

Presenter, International Writing Center Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, 2016

  • Presented research and resources on useful overlaps in written and visual composition, introducing “A Painter’s Guide to Better Writing.”    

 

Workshopper, International Writing Center Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015

  • Represented Daytona State/ University of Central Florida Writing Centers in the delivery of research 

and collaborative initiatives in resource development.

 

Panelist & Juror, CINE Golden Eagle Film Awards, Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK, 2015

  • Juried selections with other professionals at the northern hub for documentary filmmaking.

 

Presenter, Pacific Rim Conference on Literature & Rhetoric, Anchorage, AK, 2013

  • Presented “The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations of English.”

 

Coaching, Mentoring & Volunteering

Track & Field Coach, Bradford County High School, Starke, FL, 2020 Florida Standards Assessment STEM Support, Bradford County School District, Starke, FL, 2020 FarmShare Food Distribution, Lake Butler, FL, 2019 Student Athlete Mentoring Program, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL, 2017-18 Passport to the Arts Workshopper, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane WA, 2012

Unity in the Community Booth Manager, Spokane, WA, 2011 Biology & Geology Instructor, Mobius Kids Science Museum, Spokane, WA, 2009-11                    

Certifications & Trainings

College Reading & Learning Association Certified Tutor, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, 2020 120-hour Advanced TEFL Certificate, Premier TEFL, Int. English Language Testing Systems, 2020

Hurricane Mitigation, FEMA, 2020

Incident Command Systems, FEMA, 2020

National Incident Management System, FEMA, 2020

CPR/ AED/ First-Aid (ECC, ILCOR, AHA & OSHA compliant), National CPR Foundation, 2020

Brightspace Learning Management (D2L) 101 & 102, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL, 2017-18

Teaching English Composition (ENGL685), University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012-15

Mentored Teaching in English (ENGL681), University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012-15

 

Other Professional Skills

Outreach/Graphic Design

  • Developed logos, designs, promotions and branding materials for a range of cultural and academic programs

Administrative/ Managerial/ Directorial

  • Coordinated cultural events and spaces; collected data and presented research; hired, trained, and supervised teams of peer tutors across multiple locations; served as Interim Writing Center Director

Field Work & Data Collection

  • Experienced in geomorphology and volcanology field techniques; interested in animal behavior, particularly Anolis lizard and Nerodia water snake ecology 

Software 

  • Brightspace, Brainfuse, Canvas, Cranium Cafe, Google Apps, Office365, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, storyboarding software (Celtx, Final Draft), and tablet softwares

Languages

  • Fluency in French