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
/ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
/ 2017 / Five Steps to Writing Compelling Characters-(Kansas City Art Institute, Avila University)
Making Metafiction-(H&R Block Artspace)
/ 2017 Say You're Sorry-Short fiction (Available at Making Metafiction)
/ 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)
/ 2018 Novelist (2013)-KC Film Fest
/ 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
/ WORK EXPERIENCE
2017-Present / MakerSpace Facilitator
I work with a team to assist visitors with digital fabrication, A/V production, coding, project management and more.
2017 / Homework Help Tutor, Public Library
For this grant funded program, I work as an after school tutor for students K-12 grade.
2017 / Assistant Instructor--Kumon Math and Reading Center
I work with Early Learning and Primary Instruction students, and grade during class hours.
2017 / 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 metaphysical fiction, or “metafiction.” I blog about metafictive devices in entertainment and progress on original productions.
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.
/ AWARDS AND HONORS
2017 / Regional Emmy Nomination
I worked on the production team for Beyond Belief, a short documentary for KCPT. Mostly did work as a line producer, some cinematography and sound production as well.
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
_Writing (fiction, screenplay, journalism, copywriting, correspondence)
_Adobe Creative Cloud
Specific workplaces/references available to employers upon request.