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Experience

Fiction Editor | Phoebe Literary Journal | Fairfax, VA | May 2016–Present
•  Managed submissions, solicited contributors and spring contest judge, recruited and led readers and Assistant Fiction Editor, edited published content.

Assistant Fiction Editor | Phoebe Literary Journal | Fairfax, VA | 2015-2016
•  Managed #ThrowbackThursday fiction content and digital archiving.
•  Assisted Editor in submission management and content editing.

Graduate Assistant | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA | August 2014–Present
•  Developed and instructed four sections of English 101/Composition.
•  Led face-to-face & digital tutoring sessions with undergraduate and graduate students, and recurring appointments with students from the ESL Opt-In program.
•  Managed rotating projects, including advertising guidelines and workshop redesign.

Director of Programs | Deep Center | Savannah, GA | January–June 2014
•  Responsible for success of programs, including the Young Author Project, named one of 50 finalists for the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award in 2013 & 2014.
• Created and implemented new systems for program development and sustainability, including recruitment strategies and data measurement.

Programs Manager | Deep Center | Savannah, GA | 2011-2013
•  Rebranded and redesigned volunteer program as Writing Fellowship Program, resulting in higher quality of service & volunteer retention.
•  Responsible for program success and continued development.
•  Recruited, trained & guided local writers as volunteers, with average 50% retention rate.

Volunteer Coordinator | Deep Center | Savannah, GA | Sept. 2009–Dec.  2011
• Established competitive volunteer program; recruited, trained, & guided 70 writing mentors.
•  Co-developed the Young Author Project; increased impact and extended program reach by over 60%.
• Liaised with partner schools and organizations; developed internships for university students and young professionals.

Creative Director | Deep Center | Savannah, GA | 2010–2012
•  Directed publication of Deep’s writing curriculum, The Cure for IDK.
•  Managed designers/illustrators for bi-annual publications and in-house projects.
•  Steered development of early branding & marketing materials.

Social Media/Content Manager | eMarket South | Savannah, GA | 2009–2010
•  Managed social media; developed voice and content for KeytoSavannah.com.

Design Manager/Lead Writer | Tidbits Media | Montgomery, AL | 2008–2009
•  Wrote weekly content for over 250 national distribution areas.
•  Managed layouts/graphics for in-house projects and distribution areas.


Education

George Mason University | M.F.A. Creative Writing, Fiction | 2017 | 4.0 GPA | Thesis Fellow (Fiction) 2016-2017 | Shelley A. Marshall Award, 2016 | Phoebe Literary Journal: Assistant Fiction Editor, 2015-16; Fiction Editor, 2016-17

Savannah College of Art & Design | B.F.A. Motion Graphics | 2007 | 3.4 GPA | Minors: Creative Writing; Graphic Design | Broadcast Design & Motion Graphics Club Vice President & Print Coordinator | Short-story “Everyone Follows Slowly” published in SCAD literary journal, Artemis.

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