University of Texas at Austin – Ph.D.
Ph.D. in English Literature, August 2009.
Dissertation: “Asymptotic Autobiography: Fairy Tales as Narrative Map in the Writing of Zelda Fitzgerald.”
Georgetown University – M.A.
M.A. with high honors in English Literature, May 2004.
Thesis: “Manufacturing Zelda.”
Harvard University – B.A.
B.A. with honors in English and American Literature and Language, June 2001.
Senior Honors Creative Nonfiction Thesis, a memoir supervised by Kyoko Mori. 2000-2001.
Oxford University, New College
Studied Modernism, Shakespeare, and Victorian Literature. 2000.
Extension School Writing Instructor. 2012-present.
Amherst Writers and Artists
Certified writing workshop leader, offering workshops in the community and in schools. 2010-2011.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
10th Grade English Teacher. 2009-2010.
University of Texas
Assistant Instructor: Intro Rhetoric, Rhetoric of the Hunt, American and British Lit. 2005-2009.
Undergraduate Writing Center Tutor. 2006-2009.
Austin Community College
Adjunct Professor of English: American Literature, Jazz Age Literature. 2005-2009.
Teaching Assistant: Poetry Survey. 2003.
Institute of Reading Development
Reading Skills Teacher. 2003.
Harvard Writing Center
Writing Tutor. 2001-2002.
South Central Modern Language Association Conference (San Antonio, TX)
“A World Out of Joint: Illness and Autobiography in Save Me the Waltz.” Nov 2008.
Modern Language Association Conference (Chicago, IL)
“Mapping Against the Day” with Martin Kevorkian and Kryzs Piekarski. Dec 2007.
MTSU Interdisciplinary Conference in Women’s Studies (Murfreesboro, TN)
“Performances of the Self and Other: Breaking Boundaries through Autobiography.” Feb 2007.