Hampton Bays High School Hampton Bays, New York: New York State Regents Diploma, June 2008,
Evert Tennis Academy Boca Raton Florida; Kaplan Preparatory Online School-12th Grade September 2007- May 2008
Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana: School of Liberal Arts, August 2008-May 2012; awarded Bachelor of Arts in English
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, New York, September 2012-May 2014; Master of Fine Arts (expected May 2014) in Creative Writing, Fiction
Sportime of the Hamptons East Quogue, New York: worked summers 2007-2010 as a Staff Tennis Pro; assisting members, organizing matches, and coaching as needed
New Age Builders, Inc. Hampton Bays, New York: 2006-2009 worked part time assisting the Office Manager with clerical duties; answering phones, data entry, copying, and errands
Pancake Cottage Hampton Bays, New York: worked summer 2006 as bus person during breakfast and lunch shifts
CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY ACTIVITIES
2008-2011 Tulane Women’s Tennis Blog Contributed to the Green Wave Blog for Women’s Tennis.
2009-2011 Tulane Literary Society Regularly attends Writer’s Series, Poetry Readings, and Lectures, and events hosted by 1718: A New Orleans Reading Series in collaboration with Tulane University, Loyola University, and the University of New Orleans.
Summer 2011 A Writer’s Summer Conference (attended) Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Department of Stony Brook University, Southampton Campus. Young Adult Fiction workshop with author Patricia McCormick - National Book Award Finalist and Quill Award Winner.
Summer/Fall 2011 Worked individually with Will Chandler, Program Director of the Young American Writers Project at Stony Brook University, Southampton Campus. Mr. Chandler is an American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship screenwriter
Summer 2010 London, England: Literary London – at University of London with the State University of New York at Fredonia. The courses explored the works of Charles Dickens and British women writers using historic London as a backdrop.
Summer 2011 Costa Rica: Social Justice, Environment and Language – Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University. The courses explored notions of citizenship and concepts of social justice in Latin America.
The Cat’s Meow for Writers & Readers, October-December 2011 “Absent Sunshine” poetry collection
Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, September 29, 2011 “Beautiful Burning”
Burning Word, October 2011 “Winter, You Are Cold”
The Montreal Review, September 2011 “Absent Sunshine” poetry collection
Mouse Tales Press, Inc., October 2011 “Absent Sunshine” poetry collection
The Rusty Nail Literary Magazine, November 2012 “Recovery” a short story
COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE
Tulane University Center of Public Service
• Fall 2010- semester long service learning program working with Second Harvest, a non-profit organization which works to prevent hunger in New Orleans. Worked to coordinate local food drives and donations, pack and distribute food to those in need. Also studied the organization in an attempt to increase its efficiency.
• Summer 2011- Costa Rica, placement with governmental and non-governmental entities charged with civic education, human rights protection, and school drop out prevention.
A’s and Aces Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
September 2010-November 2011 A’s & Aces is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide academic assistance, life skills, and tennis instruction to New Orleans public school children in a safe and secure environment. The objective is to offer services to underserved children who are in need of quality assistance that will promote opportunities for their success. Taught tennis to inner city New Orleans youth.
St. Bernard Project, New Orleans, Louisiana
November 2010 The St. Bernard Project’s Rebuilding Program rebuilds homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina for senior citizens, people with disabilities and families with children who can not afford to have their homes rebuilt by contractors. For clients who can afford supplies, the St. Bernard Project provides supervised volunteer labor. For clients who can not afford supplies, the St. Bernard Project buys the supplies and provides the labor. Worked on a home for a local family affected by Katrina.
COLLEGE TENNIS HISTORY
September 2008-January 2012 Tulane University Women’s Tennis Team
Collegiate Career Singles and Doubles wins over players from the following Major NCAA Division I programs; Rice University, Mississippi State U., U. Kentucky, LSU, Tulsa U., U. Missouri, U. Texas El Paso, U. Tennessee Martin, U. Texas San Antonio, Texas State, Alabama State, U. Alabama Birmingham, U. Southern Mississippi, Samford University, Belmont University, U. North Carolina Charlotte, Evansville State U., Abilene Christian U., Lee University