Résumé

Positions Held

College Essay Writing Instructor (2016-Present)
Legal Outreach, Astoria, NY
Summerfuel CAP Columbia, New York, NY

  • Work intently with high school juniors and seniors on their essays for college. (i.e., personal statements, supplemental essays, short answer responses, etc.)
  • Help students identify meaningful personal stories that highlight their unique character and provide individualized feedback as they develop each word in their own authentic voice.

Creative Writing Instructor (2015-Present)
The Astoria Bookshop, Astoria, NY
Spence School, New York, NY

  • Conceive and teach a monthly drop-in creative writing workshop with varied themes at The Astoria Bookshop for the local community.
  • Design and facilitate a myriad of interactive creative writing activities for fifth and sixth graders at the Spence School participating in the extended day program.

Adjunct Instructor (2016-Present)
York College, Jamaica, NY
Adjunct Instructor in the English Department teaching Introduction to Creative Writing, Composition I: Introduction to College Writing, and Composition II: Writing About Literature.

  • Develop syllabus and learning sequence for the course.
  •  Instruct students in the fundamentals of creative and academic writing through lectures, close reading, low and high stakes writing assignments, written feedback, and class discussion.

Adjunct Faculty (2015-2018)
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
Adjunct Instructor in the Creative Writing department and the College Writing Program teaching Introduction to Creative Writing and English 1101: College Writing Workshop.

  • Develop syllabus and learning sequence for the course.
  • Instruct students in the fundamentals of creative and academic writing through lectures, close reading, low and high stakes writing assignments, written feedback, and class discussion.

Freelance Editor (2017-Present)
Palisades Convention Management, Inc., New York, NY
Manage the production and delivery of a variety of conference publications (program, exhibit guide, lecture notes, brochures, etc.) in both print and electronic formats.

Freelance Editor and Proofreader (2015-Present)
Educational Testing Service (ETS), Ewing, New Jersey

  • Manage content delivery and production deadlines to support the development of the Advanced Placement Program’s summer curricular publications, produced in conjunction with the annual AP Reading.
  • Maintain ETS and College Board editorial guidelines.
  • Provide “fresh eyes” proofreading reviews for other members of the summer curricular publications team.

Associate Director, AP Program Information (2007-2015)
The College Board, New York, NY
Writer and editor for publications and communications essential to the Advanced Placement exam administration, as well as for marketing efforts for new AP initiatives. Aligned content to AP strategic messaging, style, and branding. Provided direction to content developers, designers, and web developers.

  • Communications lead for AP Computer Science Principles; developed and maintained a strategic communications plan for this brand new AP Course. Planned and provided editorial reviews for marketing and operational communications to support the launch of this course.
  • Oversaw key mailings to schools including the AP Participation mailing, Response mailing, AP Scholar Award mailing, and AP Score Report mailings for districts and colleges. Reviewed and approved all content. Edited for clarity and accuracy as needed.
  • Coordinated the production of the annual AP Program Guide and Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. Identified and distributed content to pertinent subject matter experts for their review, consolidated edits, and managed the external design vendor.
  • Provided editorial support for the production of all communications for the annual AP Reading, including the AP Reader website, Information Guides, and Pre-Reading and Reading Manuals.
  • Spearheaded Spotlight on Success: Strategies for Equity & Access, interviewing schools across the country and writing their success stories for a motivational resource designed to help educators reach underserved students and strengthen their AP programs.
  • Project manager and proofreader for the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Annual AP Report to the Nation and supplemental state reports.

Registration Associate (2005-2007)
The College Board, New York, NY
Managed the registration process for all professional development workshops and conferences in the College Board’s Western Region.

  • Processed over 10,500 registrations and $900,000 in payments annually.
  • Trained and managed regional assistants in registration activities.
  • Expeditiously and accurately addressed registrant inquiries.

Outreach Educator (2005-2006)
Arts for All, New York, NY
Taught after-school workshops on improvisation, creative writing, and Shakespeare to students grades K-12.

Director and Education Artist (1999-2003)
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

  • Directed student productions of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It.
  • Taught Shakespeare workshops for teachers and K-12 students throughout New England.

Education

Shakespeare & Company, On Teaching Shakespeare, Professional Development Workshop, 2017
Fairleigh Dickinson University, MFA, Creative Nonfiction, 2012-2014
New York University SCPS, Certificate in Publishing, 2009-2010
Writers Boot Camp Think Tank, Two-Year Screenwriting Program, 2006-2008
Shakespeare & Company, Summer Training Institute, 1999
University of Central Florida, BFA, Theater, cum laude, 1995-1999