EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2017-2021.

Hunter College (New York, NY). 2016 Fall Semester.

Advanced Poetry Writing (400-senior-level undergraduate workshop class)

Hunter College High School (New York, NY). 2011-2017.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND STUDENT INVOLVEMENTS

UMass Amherst English Student Advisory Board (2019-)

RXD Literary Agency Writer-for-Hire Book Contract Finalist (pop culture/true crime novelization 2018-)

Air Force ROTC Cadet Plans Group Assessor and Strategy Group Adjunct (2018-2019)

Color Factory NYC Experience Specialist (2018)

The Law Office of Elektra B. Yao Writing and Marketing Intern (2018)

Jabberwocky UMass Amherst Literary Journal Poetry and Criticism Staff (2018)

Five College Multicultural Theater WORD! Festival Workshops Playwright (2018 )

Western Massachusetts Writing Project Communications Intern (2017)

UMass Amherst English Department Digital Communications and Web Writing Intern, (2017)

UMass Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board Contact Leader and Administrative Support (2017)

Hunter College High School Summer Enrichment Program, Student Aide (2015)

Community Service

Queens Library Volunteer, 2014-2016

New York Hall of Science Maker Faire Volunteer, 2016

GallopNYC Volunteer, 2016

Queens Botanical Garden Volunteer, 2015-2016

Alley Pond Environmental Center Volunteer, 2014

PROGRAMS 

Oxford Summer Seminar (2019-)

Inspiring Girls Expeditions Icy Fjords (2017)

Girls Write Now Digital Media Program (2016)

GOLD: Comedy for Girls (2016)

YoungArts Week NY (2016, worked with Joan Morgan, Salman Rushdie, Mychal Denzel Smith)

Smith College Poetry Prize Workshop (2016, worked with Marilyn Chin)

Iowa Young Writers’ Studio (2016, worked with Maria Kuznetsova)

Adroit Summer Mentorship (2016, worked with Taisia Kitaiskaia)

Poet-Linc (2015, worked with Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, Jose Olivarez)

Accepted into the Virginia Quarterly Review Writers' Conference (June 2015)

Juniper Institute for Young Writers at UMass Amherst (2015, worked with Haley Thompson)

Lillian Vernon Creative Writing House Summer Program (2013, worked with Camille Rankine)

 

Awards

 

New York City and Western Massachusetts

 

Jubilat Makes a Chapbook Contest Runner-Up for Witch Hazel manuscript (selected by Ocean Vuong, 2018)

Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards Artist Recognition (2017)

Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize First Place for Poetry and Second Place for Prose (2017)

CCNY Knopf Poetry Contest First Place (2015)

NY Browning Society Poetry Contest First Place (2015)

 

National

 

Hollins University Literary Festival Finalist, Runner-Up in Fiction, Winner in Poetry (2018)

Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition UMass Amherst Finalist Representative (2018)

Hollins University Literary Festival Finalist in Fiction and Poetry (2017)

Stephen A. Dibiase Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention (2017)

YoungArts Honorable Mention in Poetry (2016)

Smith College Poetry Prize Finalist (2016)

Stephen A. Dibiase Poetry Prize, Fourth Place (2015)

Norm Strung Youth Writing Competition, First Place (2015)

Recipient of the 2015 Critical Junior Poets’ Award

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2012-2017)

25 Regional and National Awards (Writing Portfolio, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Short Story, Personal Essay/Memoir, Photography, Humor, Critical Essay, and Digital Art) 

International

Brain Mill Press Mineral Point Poetry Series Shortlist (2018)

Adroit Prizes Semifinalist (2017)

Columbia College Chicago Young Authors Writing Competition Finalist and Third Place Winner (2016)

The 2016 ZO Teen Media Expo First Place in Poetry

Lancaster Writing Award for Criticism (UK), shortlisted (2016)

Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest, shortlisted (2016)

Nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize (Sharkpack Poetry Review)

The Prospero Prize (2015)

Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film Festival Writing Competition, shortlisted (2015)

Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize Semifinalist (2015)

The erbacce-prize for poetry, shortlisted (2015)

Foyle Young Poet of the Year (UK), commended (2015)

 

Scholarships

 

UMass English Opportunity Fund (2019)

Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarship (2019)

UMass Class of 1940 Creative Writing Fiction Award (2018)

UMass English Opportunity Fund (2018) 

University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor’s Award (highest aid merit grant), 2017-

Full Scholarship for the Iowa Young Writers’ Workshop from the National Society of Arts and Letters (2016)

Scholarship to the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference (2015)

Full Scholarship for the Juniper Institute for Young Writers from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2015)

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