CV

            EDUCATION


            September 2005–         The New School, New York, New York
            May 2007                    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 forthcoming from Little A, June 2017


PROFESSIONAL


November 2002–        Freelance Writer.
Present                        Regularly contribute to blogs A Child Grows in Brooklyn and What to Expect. Write press releases for W. W. Norton and Company.

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.
August 2016               Established and maintain an editorial calendar; manage over 20 contributors; generate 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.
Present                        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, lostmag.com.
November 2007           Selected pieces from fiction submissions to be considered by the Guest Fiction Editor for publication, corresponded with authors, and edited occasional nonfiction pieces for Editor-in-Chief. Served as Fiction Editor for the June 2006 issue, “Lost at Sea,” and the December 2006 issue, “Lost in Space.”

September 2005–         Freelance Editor.
October 2006               Edited multiple drafts of literary novel by Merle Bombardieri, who contributed to Our Bodies, Ourselves, 2005, and whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Glamour, Self, and Bride’s.

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.

October 2002              Intern.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux.