2011 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Masters, New Arts Journalism

2002 Western Michigan University, Master of Fine Arts, Poetry

1999 Ohio University, Bachelors of Arts, English

Writing Experience & Publications (click for articles)

2010-2012 Contributor, Chicago Art Magazine

2010-2011 Contributor, Chicago Art Collection

2009-2011 Contributor, Art:21 Blog, “Open Enrollment”

2009-2010 Contributor, F News Magazine

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Work Experience

2012-present Rover at The Art Institute of Chicago

Spring 2011 Intern in Family Programs, The Art Institute of Chicago

2009-2010 Graduate Lecturing Intern, The Art Institute of Chicago

2009-2010 Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2003-2009 Teen & Reference Librarian, Vicksburg District Library

2000-2002 Assistant Editor, New Issues Poetry and Prose

2000 Assistant Editor, Third Coast, Western Michigan University

2001-2002 Co-Coordinator of Third Coast Reading Series, Kalamazoo, MI

1999-2002 Teaching Assistant, Western Michigan University

1997-1999 Assistant Editor, Quarter After Eight, Ohio University

1997-1999 Assistant Editor, Sphere, Ohio University

1997-1999 Co-Coordinator of Sphere Reading Series, Ohio University

Current Projects

Conceptual performance adaptation of my book of poems,Ward Eighty-One.

Ohio Lonely poetry chapbook with original photo-collage.

Creation of a poetry chapbook press for unpublished Chicago women poets.

Research Projects & Conferences

Masters Thesis, “The Presence of the Circus in Art of the Midwest”, 2011

“Hans Bellmer: Shock Awe and Everything in Between” presented at Women & Creativity Conference, Marquette University, 2007

“Barbara Guest: A Solitary Apparition” presented at Women & Creativity Conference, Marquette University, 2003


Exquisite Corpse. Group Exhibition. Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, September 2011.

Ohio Lonely. Solo Exhibition, Fire Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 2008.