• PhD, English, Creative Writing, In Progress
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, 2014
  • BA, English and Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2009


  • Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, 2019-20, UWM,
  • Mentor Teaching Award, George Mason University, Spring 2014,
  • Outstanding Nonfiction Student Award, George Mason University, Spring 2014,
  • Crab Orchard Review Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award Finalist, 2013

Professional Experience

ESL English Instructor, English Language Academy, University of Colorado, Denver March, 2016-Aug. 2016, March 2018-Aug. 2019

Director of Outreach and Project Development, Denver Urban Studies Program, Wartburg West location, Wartburg College, Aug. 2016-Present

Term Assistant Professor of English & Composition, George Mason University Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Instructor of English and Composition, TA, George Mason University Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Writing Center Tutor, George Mason University 2011-2012

Lecturer, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Washington, DC Summer, 2012

English Teacher, Mezőcsokonya Elementary and Middle School, Hungary 2010-2011

Adult English Teacher, Katedra Language Academy, Kapsovár, Hungary Jan. 2011-May 11

English Teacher, Korea Poly English Academy, Jeongbal Campus, Ilsan, South Korea 2009-2010

Courses Taught

  • College Writing and Research, English 102, UW-Milwaukee
  • Graduate Student Advisor and TA for Literary Journal Production, English 418/Art 427, UW-Milwaukee
  • Creative Expression and Social Change in Denver, Inquiry Studies 201, Wartburg College
  • Assisted in teaching: Community and Culture in Haiti, May Term Intensive Travel Course, Wartburg College
  • The Metropolis: Sustainability in Denver, Interdisciplinary Studies 360, Wartburg College
  • Advanced Composition, Writing in the Disciplines, English 302, George Mason University. Sections:
    • Advanced Composition for Natural Sciences and Engineering Students, ENG 302-E
    • Advanced Composition for Business Students, ENG 302-B
    • Advanced Composition for Humanities Students, ENG 302-H
  • First-Year Composition, English 101, George Mason University
  • Introduction to Creative Writing, English 396, George Mason University
  • Reading and Writing About Texts English 201, George Mason University

Conference Presentations

  • “Reading and Fiction Craft Discussion with Lydia Millet, Featuring Panelists Danielle Harms and Cindy Gueli,” hosted by FOLIO Literary Journal of American University, Upshur Street Books, Washington, DC, April 2015
  • New Leaves Literary Conference Reading, George Mason University, April 2012
  • Writing Center Training Workshop Leader, Herndon Public High School, Nov. 2011
  • Panelist, Northern Virginia Writing Tutors Conference, George Mason University, Oct. 2011