Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA Graduation: May 2019 Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing, Minor in Psychology and Jazz GPA: 3.59
Awards and Recognitions
Mary Lyons Prize for Writing, for travel essay, “Joshua Tree”
Writing Prize for Creative Nonfiction sponsored by the Wellesley College English Department
2018 Ruhlman Conference Presenter, Paulson Initiative Presentation, “A Sense of Places”
Wellesley College Conference to promote the collaboration of faculty and students, provide an opportunity for presentation of academic material to a wider audience, and celebrate student achievement
Writing Intern, Cook&Culture – 2020 – Present
I am writing for a new blog about uniting the world through food, celebrating the art of good food, and ensuring a future through sustainable food systems.
Copyeditor, Author – 2020 – Present
I am working with an experienced author on her new dystopian novel, editing to ensure flow, precision, and a captivating plot.
Writer, Jane Unchained News – 2020 – Present
As a writer for this digital news network, I cover stories focused on animal rights, the plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle, climate change, food justice, health and associated issues like human world hunger and workers’ rights. I produce copy for the Jane Unchained website and work to maximize search engine optimization on all posts.
Editor and Content Creator, ForGoodnessSeyks.com/blog – 2020 – Present
As an editor and content creator for the vegan travel blog, ForGoodnessSeyks, I write informational posts and revise existing blog posts and vegan recipes, creating a consistent and energetic voice and improving SEO.
Copyeditor, Independent Author – 2020 – Present
I work with an independent fiction author to assist her with her upcoming novel set in south Alabama in the late 1950s. I collaborate directly with the author and provide her with suggested edits in sentence structure, grammar, flow, and plot.
Blog Contributor, Umbrella Arts Center; Concord, MA – 2020 – Present
I conduct interviews with volunteers of the Umbrella Arts Center and write profile articles.
Nutrition Education Intern, Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm; Somerville, MA – Spring 2020
As Nutrition Education Intern, I teach an after school program for kindergarten through fifth grade students at a Somerville public school alongside a Drumlin Farm teacher naturalist. Each week we focus on a different food and teach the students about where the food comes from and what it provides for our bodies. Through cooking demonstrations and activities, the students can develop their understanding of the connection between our natural environment and our food and why it is immensely important to respect nature.
Intensive Writing Course in West of Ireland, Wellesley College – Summer 2018
I participated in a Wellesley College intensive writing course that took place in the West of Ireland. We met with relevant Irish voices in poetry, specifically women, and discussed how landscape has and continues to influence artists as we traveled the west of Ireland. I interviewed the poet, Joan McBreen, and wrote a research paper on her poetry, specifically her focus on family, motherhood, and nature.
Creative Writing Retreat with Terry Tempest Williams, Wellesley College – Spring 2018
I was selected to participate in a writing workshop with the artist, activist, and writer, Terry Tempest Williams. This workshop focused on our sense of place as we used the beautiful, tree-filled Wellesley College campus as inspiration.
Prose Board Member at The Wellesley Review, Wellesley College – 2018 – 2019
I selected pieces for publishing in the literary journal, edited the pieces, and collaborated with authors.
Vice President of Creating Animal Rights Everywhere, Wellesley College – 2017 – 2019
I organized and led tabling events for the community to learn about animal rights and the importance of veganism in fighting climate change. I managed the social media account to share vegan meal ideas. I presented to others how to transition to plant-based eating.