Gallery display with a sampling of my handwritten journals (2009)

Gallery display with a sampling of my handwritten journals (2009)

/ EDUCATION

2017 / Double Major BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO_Filmmaking/Creative Writing

2013 / MediaBistro, Copywriting: Creative Ad Writing

2011-2013 / Truman State University, Kirksville, MO_English Department

2009 / University of Chicago, Chicago, IL_Creative Writing Workshop

 

/ EXPERIENCE

2017-Present / Videographer

I recently started taking clients by word-of-mouth, making videos primarily for non-profit endeavors.

2017-Present / Consultant

I do in-person and by-phone consulting for those seeking help with resumes, workshops, scripts, audience-building and other writing-intensive endeavors.  I currently take clients through my website and by referral.

2016-2017 / Writer/Director, Delta Phi

Delta Phi is a feature-length film about a real woman named Princess who writes about men who aren’t. Seriously, they’re imaginary. And they know it. Learn more at deltaphifilm.com

2011-Present / Founder and Writer, Making Metafiction

Making Metafiction is a website about metafictive devices in entertainment, including my own. I blog my research on metafiction and progress on original productions: shethewriter.com/about-ayah

2016 / Line Producer, KCPT-Kansas City PBS

Interned as a producer and production assistant on various sites. Did outreach and script supervision.

2016 / Sound Designer/Recordist, Migrant and Refugee Services of NE KC, Kansas

Worked with Cyan Meeks Productions LLC as sound technician, designer and voiceover talent for tutorial videos made for new Americans.

2014 / Instructor-Primary Learning, Kumon Math and Reading Center

Prepared student folders and guided them one-on-one through their Kumon course plans.

2008-2012 / Content Writer,  Public Library

Written content for promotional literature.  Also contributed to design and art direction for Elementia.

2009-2011 / Instructor-Writing, Education Volunteer, Public Library

Acted as writer-in-residence/volunteer. Later hired to teach workshops to youth ages 9-16.

 

/ PUBLICATIONS

/ 2014  A Birthday Card.-Commercial (Available at Target)

               Dust to Dust-Short fiction (Kawsmouth)

/ 2009  Canon-Poetry (Elementia)

/ 2008  Boy was on a Cloud-Poetry (Elementia)

/ 2007  Talking with Teens-Non-fiction (Muslim Girl Magazine)

               Dim-Short fiction (No Roses Magazine/Elementia)

               In Which Jamie Has a Nightmare-Short fiction (No Roses Magazine)

 

/ JURIED EXHIBITIONS (vimeo.com/shethewriter)

/ 2017 Fearsome Pole (2014)-KC Film Fest

             This Map Is Not Real. (2017)-2017 Annual BFA Exhibition

             Five Apples Today (2016)-Spring 2017 KCAI Student Exhibition

/ 2014 Dictum (2014)-Alamo Student Exhibition

              Perimeter (2014)-Alamo Student Exhibition

/ 2015 Boy Found In (2015)-Alamo Student Exhibition

             Fearsome Pole (2014)-Middle of the Map Fest

             So What Are You About (2015)-Alamo Student Exhibition

 

/ AWARDS AND HONORS

2013 / KCAI Merit Scholarship

Awarded based on portfolio

2009 / Alphapointe Student Honoree, Alphapointe Association for the Blind

Student honorees sponsored to attend Alphapointe's annual Dining in the Dark event: a formal dinner which takes place in complete darkness.

2009 / NaNoWriMo winner

Completed a 50,000 word manuscript in the span of thirty days

2009 / Presidential Service Award

Second year running of documented community service

2008 / Presidential Service Award

Minimum 100 hours of documented community service

 

/ SKILLS

_Writing (fiction, screenplay, journalism, copywriting, correspondence)

_Film Production

_Video Editing

_Motion Graphics

_Cinematography

_HTML/CSS

_Copy Editing

_Public Speaking

_Branding

_Project Management

_Documentation

_French

_Instruction in writing and narrative arts

_Adobe Creative Cloud

_Microsoft Office

_iWork

_Scrivener

Specific workplaces/references available to employers upon request.