Curriculum Vitae

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Instructor
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
8/08 to 5/13

  • Taught writing and literature classes of up to 19 students, including “Research Writing” (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2011), “Survey of American Literature” (Summer & Fall 2009), and “Writing About the American University” (Spring 2010), “Writing About South Africa” (Fall 2010), “Argument and Persuasion” (Spring 2011) and “Writing About Social Justice” (Spring 2012).
  • Acted as a Teaching Assistant for Tenured Professors, leading three discussion sections for “Humanities 2305: What is the Good Life?
  • Created original lesson plans and assignments to help students develop their critical thinking and writing skills in order to present a polished and credible argument to their desired audience(s).
  • Worked with a diverse population of students, including students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, first generation college students and non-native speakers of English.

Editor-in-Chief
Nonpretentious.com
Philadelphia, PA
2/10 to Present

  • Serve as the editor of a website dedicated to creative, funny, and thoughtful content for writers.
  • Manage existing contributors, assign material and production content. Recruit new writers and contributors for the website.
  • Edit all submissions for content, grammar, and style.
  • Maintain and update website using WordPress.

Bartender & Barback
Shooting Star Bar
Gainesville, FL
11/09 to 6/10

  • Worked the night shift (10 pm – 2 am) twice weekly at a high-volume bar in a busy college town. Promoted from barback to bartender in 2 months.
  • Served top-shelf liquors, mixed drinks, bottled beers, as well as Japanese cuisine to bar patrons.
  • Performed opening and closing duties, including stocking, cleaning and cocktail prep.

Raft Guide
Moxie Outdoor Adventures
The Forks, ME
5/07 to 6/08

  • Guided up to eight customers down Class I–IV whitewater rapids during half- and full-day rafting trips.
  • Attended to the needs of customers and ensured their safety and enjoyment on the river.
  • Maintained equipment and organized food preparation and service for day-trip customers.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.

Associate Project Manager
nSight, Inc.
Burlington, MA
11/04 to 8/05

  • Responsible for production process of 9-12 medical textbooks per cycle for client, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Formulated production schedule and coordinated all logistical deadlines associated with each title. Managed freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers and production assistants; reviewed all submitted work and provided feedback in an effort to improve quality.
  • Provided client care and management of client’s authors using weekly status reports and general correspondence via e-mail and conference calls.
  • Coordinated and managed overseas composition of books, vetted compositor’s work, and provided feedback to ensure the best quality product.
  • Worked with the Senior Project Manager to create a standard operation procedure manual for future work with our client(s).

Barista
Mountain Java
Breckenridge, CO
6/04 to 8/04

  • Brewed an assortment of espresso and coffee drinks and served breakfast sandwiches and pastries.
  • Completed standard opening and closing duties including counting and clearing register, maintaining an accurate bank, cleaning, stocking, and maintenance of espresso machine.
  • Provided a down-to-earth, relaxing environment for patrons to enjoy.

Front Desk Agent
The Village at Breckenridge
Breckenridge, CO
11/03 to 6/04

  • Managed all aspects of guests’ vacation including check-in and check-out, housekeeping requests, and visits to area attractions.
  • Adjusted reservations and adjudicated any problems that arose during guests’ stay.
  • Handled large cash and credit card transactions.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, English (not completed)
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
08/08 to 05/13

  • Course work included postcolonial theory and literature.
  • Conducted research on the concepts of forgiveness, reconciliation, justice and narration of trauma in South African Literature published since 1995.
  • Presented paper entitled, “Writing the Good Life: The Examination of the Role of Writing in a Large Lecture Humanities Course” at University of Florida Writing Program Conference, Classroom Matters: Pedagogy in Practice and Philosophy (February 2013).

Master of Arts, English
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
9/05 to 5/09

Bachelor of Science, English Literature and Psychology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
9/98 to 5/03

  • Awarded the Student Recognition Award, a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship.
  • Served as an Executive Board Member of the Undergraduate English Association, coordinating and leading student fiction/poetry workshops.
  • Participated in the Reach Out mentoring program – providing tutoring and support for high school students on location at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.