Education

Learning

University of New Orleans 
August 2011–May 2015  Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Nonfiction (memoir, lyric essay, comics), poetry, screenwriting 

Florida State University
August 2002–December 2005  Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Honors Program, Major: Creative Writing (nonfiction, poetry) Minor: Studio Art (sculpture, ceramics) 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Reaching Students with Autism Through the Arts: Implications for Inclusive Arts Classroom
March 2017  3-hr. lecture w/ Ryan Hourigan 

Image, Sound, and Story
December 2016  7-hr. collaborative middle school ELA media arts literacy workshop w/ Jacob Burns Film Center

Lines and Shapes: Integratong Visual Art & Geometry
October 2016  3-hr. collaborative pre K-2nd grade teaching workshop w/ Jamin Carter

Reclaiming Broken Places: Introduction to Civic Ecology
Fall 2016  Global online community environmental stewardship course through Cornell University

Teaching Animation in the Classroom
April 2016  3-hr. collaborative stop-motion animation workshop w/ Jessie Currel

Emerging Program Institute
April 2016  3-day artist-in-residence development program w/Alliance of Artists Communities

Global Environmental Education 
Spring 2016  Global online community environmental education course “Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems” through Cornell University

Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans
beg. Aug. 2015  Natural history education program with continuing education and volunteer requirements

New Orleans Teaching Artist Institute
May 2015  21-hr. training in in sessions such as Lesson Design, Arts Integration, Safe Studio, etc.

Teaching

That Various Field: A Stewardship and Generative Comics Workshop
March 2017  Coastal Alabama Community College, Facilitator

KID smART Afterschool Teaching Artist
beg. Jan. 2017  Edward Hynes Charter School, Visual Art Instructor 
Sept–Dec. 2016  
Edward Hynes Charter School, Puppetry Instructor

Summer Arts Camp
beg. July 2016  Contemporary Arts Center, Visual Art and Dance Instructor

Artist Exchange Field Trips
beg. Jan. 2016  Contemporary Arts Center, Dance and Writing Instructor

“Multiple Lines of Coastal Defense”
January 2016  Coastal Education and Research Facility, 8th-grade fieldtrip

Lelia Haller Ballet Classique
January 2014–June 2015  Substitute Modern Dance Teacher
January 2014–May 2014  Co-choreographer

PANELS & PRESENTATIONS

“Writing Contemporary Nonfiction from Personal and Familial Artifacts”
March 2017  Coastal Alabama Community College, Fairhope Alabama

“It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: How Five Writers Became Cartoonists”
November 2015  Other Words Literary Conference, Flagler College, St. Augustine

Unlock Memories through Graphic Memoir: Independent Study Findings”
November 2014  University of New Orleans

Naturalism and the Florida Setting in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston”
March 2014  AIZEN/UNO International Conference