I have a BA in Creative Writing and Education for Social Justice from the Evergreen State College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College. My writing is published in several literary journals and magazines and I have won national awards for my poetry and personal essays. I currently work as a poet, a freelance editor, and am on the editorial staff of two national literary journals. Outside of my love affair with writing, I also hike, dance, sing, and do community organizing in the areas of social and environmental justice. As an educator and mentor, I have discovered that my job is about seeing and listening more than directing, sparking students to act on their passions while developing the structure and strategies to turn goals into tangible reality. I also bring my yoga teacher background to the table, approaching my work with students as a holistic learning process. I've worked with college journalists and student leaders at Seattle Central Community College, high school poets at the Nova Project, and diverse adult writers at Bent Writing Institute. I tutor in the areas of College Essays, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing, Gifted, Study Skills and Organization. I love working with students on their writing, from the building blocks to the gloss, and I especially relish opportunities to help students see the creativity (and FUN!) involved in the seemingly dry world of academic papers.
Undergraduate Degree: The Evergreen State College - Bachelor in Arts, Creative Writing and Education for Social Justice
Graduate Degree: Goddard College - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Poetry performance, practicing and teaching yoga, community organizing