Education

Spring 2016        MFA: Hunter College, New York, NY

            Concentration: Memoir

            Thesis: Echoes

Fall 2008        BA: New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

            Major: Psychology

            Minor: English - Creative Writing Concentration

Publications

Fiction

2015            “Lifter,” The Merrimack Review, Spring Issue

2011            “Carla,” Women’s Entertainment Today Magazine 

2010            “Indigo,” Instigatorzine, Issue 8

2010            “Ends,” Instigatorzine, Issue 1

Non-Fiction

2015            “Don’t ignore all those red flags,” The Best Advice in Six Words by Larry Smith

2015            “Go,” The Caribbean Writer, Volume 29

2015            “Island,” The Olivetree Review, Issue 56

2015            “Pink Room,” Tell Us A Story Blog, March 11th

2012            “Shave,” Instigatorzine, Issue 17

2010            “The Questioning,” Instigatorzine, Issue 7

Poetry

2015            “Cell,” Cross Review, Issue 2, May 3rd

2015            “Adam,” Walking Is Still Honest Press, March 10th

2015            “Spider,” Walking Is Still Honest Press, January 27th

2015            “Gild September,” Walking Is Still Honest Press, January 12th

2014            “Summer in the Heights,” Label Me Latino Journal, Fall Edition

2011            “Short of Breath at the Writer’s Desk,” Instigatorzine, Issue 11

2010            “25 Ghosts,” Instigatorzine, Issue 4

2008-9        “Memoracle,” NJCU PATHs

Photography

2015            “Sleeping Dogs Lie,” “Red Rocks,” “Sullen Prayers,” The Olivetree Review, Issue 56

Music

2012            Blue Food, “Engines,” Full-Length Album

Honors, Accomplishments & Fellowships

2015            Judge: NJCU’s Kathy Potter Memorial Writing Award

2015            Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop, Squaw Valley, CA July 6-13

2014            Cover Image: “Early Bird,” Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo, Fordham University Press

2014            Cover Image: “Good Mourning NYC,” Casting Off, Louise DeSalvo, paperback reprint, Bordighera Press

2014            Presenter: NJCU’s Kathy Potter Memorial Writing Award Ceremony

2014            Hertog Research Fellowship, Hunter College

2008            The Walter Glospie Academy of American Poets Prize (Co-winner), “Memoracle"

Public Readings

2017            100-Word Reading Marathon, NJCU

2016            Turnstyle Reading Series, “Go,” CUNY Graduate Center

2016            Geographies of Identity Reading, “Go,” NJCU

2015            Cross Poetry Reading, Word Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ

2015            A Language Bash Poetry Reading, NJCU

2014            Al-Mutanabbi Street Reading, “Tamer,” Frank Guarini Library, NJCU

2014            The Places We Come From: Stories of Immigration and Other Travels, “Go,” NJCU

2014            Speaking of Sparrows Reading, “Summer in the Heights,” Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken, NJ

2012            This Island in My Memory, “Island,” NJCU

2012            A Night of Poetry, Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken, NJ

2010            100-Word Reading Marathon, NJCU

2010            Instigatorzine Reading, “El Pillo,” Robert’s Café, Bayonne, NJ

2010            ReCollective Reading, Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken, NJ

Photography Exhibitions

2014            The Photographic Code, Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, Bloomfield, NJ

2012            Eye Write, Casa Columbo, Jersey City, NJ