I hold a BA in Communication that culminated in a capstone titled “Creative Writing in the Digital Age,” which challenged Marshall McLuhan’s assertion that “The future of the book is the blurb.” I went on to earn an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and, after several years in the corporate world, I recently decided to pursue an academic career. I’m currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, with specific interests in Family Narratives, Writing and Rhetoric, Work Culture, and Postwar Cinema. My creative work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals with circulations from regional to global.
My professional communications experience ranges from writing and editing for locally based, private companies and nonprofits to consulting for worldwide media and marketing agencies and has primarily focused on the science, public health, and higher education sectors. I’ve also engaged in many volunteer activities, including grant-writing for independent schools, English instruction to non-native speakers, and serving as editorial staff of an international literary journal. In addition to my education in Communication, Creative Writing, and American Studies, I hold a certificate in Resource Management and have completed academic work in Two-Dimensional Design and Strategic Planning. I love the fickle weather and spectacular landscapes of New England, where I reside with my husband, my children, and always at least one friendly feline.