MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, 2020- present

Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont

PhD in English, graduated 2019

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dissertation: Inside Voice: Charlotte Smith, (In)Sensibility, and Emotional Cadences in Lyric Silence


M.A. in English, graduated 2012

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Master’s Thesis: “All This Was My Life”: Constructing Textual Self-Identity in Diaries


B.A. in English and creative writing, anthropology minor, graduated 2010

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana


Study Abroad & Summer Programs:

Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Summer 2014


LSU in Paris, LSU Academic Programs Abroad. Paris, France, Summer 2013


The Glories of France, UNO Division of International Education. Montpellier, France, Summer 2011


Google Certified Educator, Levels 1 & 2




Depression: Tips and Insights for Teenagers. Rowman and Littlefield. Forthcoming October 14, 2020.


“Inside Voice: Charlotte Smith, Silence, and the Sonnet of Insensibility.” Essays in Romanticism. 27:1 (2020): 1-22.

“Ghostly Markings: Aesthetic Criminality, Acts, and Supernatural Identity in Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost.’” The Supernatural Studies Association Journal. Special Issue: Supernatural and the 19th Century. 2:2 (2015): 174-183.


“Identity and Trauma in the Diaries of Plath and Woolf: Rhetorical Modes of Revelation and Silence in Recovering the Self.” The European Journal of Life Writing. 3 (2014): 82-102.



For Teaching:

Innovations in Catholic Education Technology Integration Award

Awarded for collaborative project between Creative Writing, 3D Animation, and Acting students

Today’s Catholic Teacher Magazine, Spring 2018.

My Favorite Teacher Award, Second Place (Student-Nominated Award)

Barnes and Noble, Metairie, LA, Spring 2018.

For Academics:

Revisionary Award.

Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Spring 2021.

Dickens Project at LSU Essay Prize.

Selected to serve as graduate delegate for LSU at the Dickens Universe, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Dickens Project at LSU, Spring 2019.

Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018-2019.

The Graduate School of Louisiana State University, Spring 2018.


Gale Carrithers Outstanding Critical Essay Award.

English Department, Louisiana State University, Spring 2018.

Love of Learning Award.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Fall 2017.

Eleanor Earle Memorial AAUW Scholarship.

American Association of University Women, Baton Rouge, LA, Spring 2017.


INCS Travel Award.

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Conference, Asheville, NC, Spring 2016.

Roberts-Nardo Award for Excellence in Research.

Awarded for study at the Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

English Department, Louisiana State University, Fall 2015.


Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Terminal Degree Student Award.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Louisiana State University Chapter, Spring 2015.


Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship.                                    

University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Summer 2014.


NeMLA Summer Research Fellowship.           

Awarded for study at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Illinois.

Northeast Modern Language Association, Spring 2014.


Gale Carrithers Outstanding Critical Essay Award, Second Place.

English Department, Louisiana State University, Spring 2014.


English Graduate Student Association Travel Grant.

EGSA, Louisiana State University, Spring 2014 & Spring 2015.


Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship.                                          

The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Summer 2013.


Jim Springer Borck Essay Prize.                                                                      

Mardi Gras Conference, Louisiana State University, Spring 2013.


Student Government International Study Abroad Graduate Award.              

Student Government, University of New Orleans, Summer 2011.


International Education Ambassador Award.                                                 

Division of International Education, University of New Orleans, Summer 2011.


Master’s Scholarship.                                                                                       

Graduate Department, University of New Orleans, Fall 2010.


Virginia Rosanne Amato Memorial Scholarship.                                             

The Amato Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2009.


Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans, LA. 2016-present.

  • English V & English V Honors, AP English Literature and Composition, & creative writing

  • MCA Summer Camp creative writing course

Duke University Talent Identification Program, Raleigh, NC.

  • Summer Studies, LSU: "Exploring Time-Travel Narratives: The Fabric of Time and A Phone Box." Summer 2017 & 2018.

  • eInvestigators, online, 2019-present.

Louisiana State University, Department of English, Baton Rouge, LA. Fall 2012- Spring 2016.

  • English 1001: English Composition I, Fall 2012, 2013, and 2014. Introduction to analytical writing, rhetoric, and research-based inquiry.

  • English 2000: English Composition II, Spring 2012, 2013, and 2014. Practice in rhetoric, argument writing, and research-based inquiry.

  • English 2025: Fiction, Fall 2015-Spring 2016. Skills for reading and writing about fiction; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives. General education course.

  • Women’s and Gender Studies 2500: Introduction to WGS, Spring 2015. Interdisciplinary study of women’s lives: work, family, economic development, political and social change; variance in sex roles among cultural groups and in different historical periods. General education course.


University of New Orleans, Department of English, New Orleans, LA. Fall 2010- Spring 2012.

  • English 1157 English Composition I. Introduction to analytical writing, rhetoric, and research-based inquiry.

  • Writing Center. Working with ELL and ESL students on critical literacies, writing, and revision.



“Inside Voices: The Emotional Cadence of Silence and Rossetti’s ‘Monna Innominata’”
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Conference. Asheville, North Carolina. Spring 2016.


“‘Take Me Down to the Paradise City’: Fixing and Fetishizing Identity and the Floating World in Mayhew and Wilde”

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. Spring 2015.


“‘We Manufacture Everything There Except Men’: The Rhetoric of Technophobia and Criminality in Victorian Print Culture”

Southern Conference on British Studies. Atlanta, Georgia. Fall 2014.


“The Rhetoric of Power Relations”

Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, Texas. Spring 2014.


“Impossibilities of Spiritual-Aesthetic Redemption and Wilde’s Urban Spaces in Dorian Gray

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Spring 2014.


“Ghostly Markings: Aesthetic Redemption and the Spirit-Artist in Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’”

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Regional Meeting. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fall 2013.


“Let’s Talk: A Conversation between Secondary and Post-secondary English/Language Arts Teachers”

Louisiana Councils of Teachers of English Fall Conference. Northwestern State University. Natchitoches, Louisiana. Fall 2013.


“Teaching Digital Literacy and Rhetoric in Private-Public Spaces”

Research Network Forum at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, Nevada. Spring 2013.


“Remapping the Self: Virginia Woolf, Diary Writing, and Trauma”

Mardi Gras Conference. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Spring 2013.



Manuscript Editing Intern, Louisiana State University Press. January-December 2015.


Graduate Committee Representative, Louisiana State University. 2014-2015.


English Graduate Student Association, Louisiana State University.

  • Professional Development Co-Chair, 2014-2015.

  • Mardi Gras Conference Co-Chair, 2013-2014. Co-chair of the 24th annual graduate conference. Duties included development & dissemination of the call for papers; acquisition of keynote speaker Dr. Henry Abelove; reading & accepting abstract submissions; creating the conference program; developing and disseminating flyers and other promotional material in hard copy and online; arranging the conference dinner; assisting conference attendees, panel chairs, and presenters; providing technological arrangements for presenters; and managing the daily activities of the conference.

  • Fundraising Chair, 2012-2013.

  • Sarah Liggett Teaching Award Committee, Spring 2014.