I am a recent graduate of the University of Montana’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program where I edited a nationally recognized literary journal and a small press. I received my Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Iowa. Since graduating, I have done a wide-range of activities. I worked on the United States Senate Education Committee supporting major legislative reauthorizations; in particular, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly known as No Child Left Behind, and other legislation aimed at improving education in America.
I am excited to help improve my students’ writing—I can help with all kinds of essays, literature analyses (especially American and British literature), admissions essays, and creative writing! I have a strong background in teaching writing—I have taught at the university level, as well as having worked with everyone from elementary-aged students to adults. Creative writing is my specialty and I am eager to help with poetry, fiction, or nonfiction!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Iowa - Bachelors, Political Science/International Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Montana - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Rock climbing, hiking, soccer, being outdoors, writing, and cooking/trying new kinds of food!
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Poetry