I'm a freelance editor and writer living in Washington, DC. Before arriving in the nation’s capital, I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University in 2009, where I taught creative writing, academic writing, and literary editing and publishing. I also served as an associate fiction editor (2006-2008) and fiction editor (2008-2009) for Indiana Review. I received a BA in English and in American Studies from the University of Virginia in 2006, where I was a senior writer for The Cavalier Daily.

My fiction has been published in Black Warrior Review and Salamander Review, and I was awarded a residency at Writers OMI at Ledig House in 2009. I have written about education and for the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of Public Land-grant Universities, Access Group, Jossey-Bass, and Noodle as well as pop culture for The Hairsplitter (see Selected Publications to learn more).

In addition to writing, editing, and teaching, my professional experience in higher education includes conducting research and managing projects related to diversity and equity, high-impact practices, faculty and curriculum development, global, civic, and integrative learning, and the humanities.

Born and raised in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, I'm an Eagle Scout with passions for the outdoors, film and theater, history, travel, Legos, and of course, the written word.