Poet: I am an internationally published poet originally from Idaho and currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I hold an MFA from Boston University where I studied under Robert Pinsky, David Ferry, and Nobel laureate Louise Glück (I know, right?!), and my writing has appeared in The Adroit Journal, AGNI, The Los Angeles Review, The National Poetry Review, Poetry Scotland, and many other journals and anthologies, and I've been lucky to be nominated for things like Best New Poets and the Pushcart Prize.
Translator: I translate Portuguese poetry & fiction out of Portugal, Brazil, and Mozambique. Individual translations have appeared in Asymptote, The Interpreter's House, The London Magazine, and World Literature Today, among many others, and my work has been supported by the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and the American Literary Translators Association. My translation of Portuguese poet João Luís Barreto Guimarães's ninth collection, Mediterranean, won the 2020 Willow Run Poetry Book Award and is forthcoming from Hidden River Press.
PhD Candidate: I am a PhD candidate in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media at NC State University. My dissertation examines the interstices of electronic literature, digital humanities, and critical making through the lenses of monster theory and feminist praxis. I also hold an MA in English & Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Literature, Medicine, and Culture from UNC–Chapel Hill. (I really like school.) I was recently named a HASTAC scholar, and I used my funding to travel to Como, Italy to present a paper on digital authorship at the Electronic Literature Organization's international conference, ELO Italia.
Teacher: I have taught courses in comparative literature, composition, creative writing, English, and professional writing at Boston University, Bunker Hill Community College, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. I was also a graduate research and instruction assistant at NC State's Innovation Studio from 2020–2022, where I designed and taught workshops on innovation, futures thinking, and microfiction, to name a few. I have been honored to receive two recognitions for my teaching at NC State: an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the NCSU Graduate School and a Thank a Teacher Award from the Office for Faculty Excellence.
Maker / [Digital] Humanist: My current making project is a touch-based interface made of 3D-printed plastic, conductive paint, styrofoam, steel, and wire that performs mediated readings of Frankenstein using Natural Language Processing and Python/Programming code. It's all one giant mess, but I am here for it.