Teaching Experience

Presented at Autcon Autism Conference in Provo, Utah (May 2023)

Presented two hour-long sessions of "Autism & Poetry: A Presentation and Guided Writing Session". The presentation introduced the basic concepts of disability poetics, analyzed poems by contemporary disabled poets, and emphasized the innate strengths poets with autism spectrum disorder have. The presentation ended with a guided writing and sharing session for participants.

Taught a Creative Writing Class for Autistic Adults in Provo, Utah (September 2022 - December 2022)

Led weekly creative writing lessons, workshops, and activities for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Met for one hour per week at a local transitional school.

Journal Work Experience

Sinister Wisdom

Intern (January 2024 - ongoing)

Utah Valley University's Touchstones Literary Journal

Poetry Editor (August 2023 - ongoing)

Editor-in-Chief (April 2022 - December 2022)

Oversaw production of the journal. This included: recruiting, publicizing, selecting, editing, designing, archival work, event organization, and typesetting in Adobe InDesign.

Managing Editor (December 2021 - April 2022)

Worked alongside the Editor-in-Chief to oversee the management of the entire publication. Scheduled and promoted all reading, editing, and publishing sessions. Assisted Head Editors in their responsibilities.

Head Poetry Editor (September 2021 - December 2021)

Reviewed all submissions and selected pieces for publication while leading a team of assistants. Worked individually with published authors during the editing process.

Utah Valley University's Essais Journal for Literary Criticism

Contributing Staff Member (January 2022 - May 2022)


Rock Canyon Poets

Member (November 2022 - current)