Awards/Experience

Awards

Graduate Thesis Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award, Crab Orchard Review, 2016

First Place, 700 Words Fiction/Nonfiction Prose Slam, sponsored by 13th Floor Magazine, 2016

Winner, Best Personal Essay, 1877 Society Writing Contest, 2015

 

Honors/Nominations

“Curing Season,” semi-finalist for the Spring 2019 Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition

“She’ll Only Come Out at Night,” longlisted for the 2019 Wigleaf Top 50

“Shadowbox,” finalist for the 2019 phoebe Nonfiction Prize

Tin House Winter Workshop in Nonfiction, 2019

“Kristine at the Gun Show,” nominated by Superstition Review for
2019 Best American Travel Writing

“Good Guess,” nominated by cahoodaloodaling for 2019 Best Small Fictions

“She’ll Only Come Out at Night,” nominated by CHEAP POP for the
2018 Pushcart Prize

“Speak,” nominated by Synaesthesia Magazine for 2018 Best of the Net

“The Rules,” nominated by Atlas & Alice for 2018 Best of the Net

“You Entertain Rest,” nominated by the museum of americana for
2018 Best of the Net

Departmental nominee for Elton S. Carter Thesis Award,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2018

Departmental nominee for Helen Hanson Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

 

Scholarships/Fellowships/Grants

Presidential Graduate Fellowship, University of Nebraska System, 2017-18

John J. McKenna Graduate Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017-18

Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) Grant ($4000) for researched creative nonfiction project on immigration/inhabitation on native land, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2017

Wardle, Spire, & Lane English Department Graduate Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2016-17

John J. McKenna Graduate Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction,
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2015-16

 

Editing Experience

Split Lip Press, Nonfiction Editor + Editorial Assistant, August 2017-Present

Pithead Chapel, Associate Nonfiction Editor, February 2016-September 2019

Split Lip Magazine, Memoir Team, May 2018-December 2018

Proximity Magazine, Editorial Fellow, Issue 10 (PLAY),
February 2016-April 2016

 

Conference Papers

“The Privilege of Home: A 400 Year Family History of Immigration and Inhabitation on Native Land,”
2018 UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair, Omaha, presenter

“Boys, Boss: An Erasure Essay,”
2017 Western Literature Association Conference, Minneapolis,
panel chair and presenter

“Québec Habitation: An Annotated History,”
2017 Western Literature Association Conference, Minneapolis, presenter

 

Lecture Experience

Guest Lecturer on Erasure Essays, ENGL 4860 Modern Familiar Essay, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Fall 2019 + Summer 2018

Guest Panelist on Thesis Writing, ENGL 8890 Seminar: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Spring 2019

Guest Panelist on Publishing, ENGL 8870 Seminar: Publishing Nonfiction, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Fall 2018 + Spring 2018

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