CV

         

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

November 2002–        Freelance Writer.
Present                        Published North Haven in June 2017. Contribute to blogs A Child Grows in Brooklyn and What to Expect. Write press releases for W. W. Norton and Company.

July 2017–                  Subject Expert Teacher. BASIS Independent Manhattan.
July 2018                    Taught 4th grade Humanities, and 5th and 6th grade English classes. Composed original syllabi based on established learning objectives. Created lesson plans using the exploration of novels to further students’ understanding of key literary, cultural, and historical concepts. Created heavily scaffolded writing assignments to improve students’ critical thinking skills, while allowing for differeniated instruction. Created and implemented a range of active grammar and vocabulary games to maximize retention for all learners. Additionally, tutored students biweekly and maintained regular dialogue with parents. Wrote weekly newsletters and constructed monthly visual displays.

September 2015–        Interim English Teacher. Saint Ann’s School.
August 2016               Taught 7th and 8th grade English classes focusing on critical thinking through literary analysis and expository and creative writing assignments. Composed original syllabi and lesson plans. Wrote biannual, individual reports on each student, and gave students additional support during study halls. Also taught an eight-week beginning fiction workshop for adults as part of Saint Ann’s Second Course series.

Februray 2014–          Managing Editor. A Child Grows in Brooklyn.
September 2015          Established and maintain an editorial calendar; manage over 20 contributors; generate daily post topics; edit all contributions for style, content and SEO; find compelling, unique images; develop tri-weekly newletters; and promote all posts across major social media platforms.

September 2013–        Head Writer. A Child Grows in Brooklyn.
September 2015          Develop and write deadline-driven, daily content for largest parenting blog in Brooklyn with over 50,000 unique vistors a month. Topics range from evergreen to trending issues in the parenting, Brooklyn and national spheres. Write engaging headlines, SEO all posts.

August 2007­–             Adjunct Professor and Tutor. The College of Staten Island, CUNY. 
December 2012           Taught composition, reading and literature courses, from Developmental Reading to College Writing to Women and Literature. Developed original syllabi and lesson plans. Compiled readers tailored to each course. Tutored students one-on-one in the college’s writing center.

August 2005–             Assistant Fiction Editor. Lost Magazine.
November 2007          Selected fiction submissions for the Guest Fiction Editor’s consideration, corresponded with authors, and edited occasional nonfiction pieces for
Editor-in-Chief. Served as Fiction Editor for two themed issues, “Lost at Sea” and “Lost in Space.”

June 2003–                  Editorial Assistant. W. W. Norton and Company.
July 2004                    Assisted two busy editors with more than thirty books a season, drafted contracts, assisted authors with all aspects of production from permissions to copy editing. Wrote catalog and flap copy, and read and responded to submissions.

November 2002–        Publicity Assistant.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
June 2003                    A liaison between publicists and media outlets, fulfilled review copy requests daily, compiled all relevant media clips weekly, and was responsible for all departmental billing and administrative duties.


EDUCATION

            2005–2007                  The New School, New York, New York
                                    MFA in Fiction Writing

1998–2002                  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
                                                BA in Extension Studies, Humanities
                                                Field of Study: Literature and Creative Writing

June 2001                    School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Study Abroad Program: Venice through Drawing, Painting and Collage

Awards                       Dean’s List, cum laude, merit scholarship

Publications              NORTH HAVEN: A NOVEL published June 2017, Little A