CV

EXPERIENCE

Editor
Picture Show Press
2017 – Present

Founder, Poetry Editor
Carnival Literary Magazine
2011 – 2017

Panelist, Small Press Publishing
Mt. San Antonio College Annual Writers’ Weekend (now Culturama)
April 2012 – 2015, 2017 – 2019

Co-Founder, Co-Host, & Co-Publisher
Annual Mother’s Day Poetry Reading and Chapbook
Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA
May 2012 – 2016, 2018 – 2019

ESL Instructor
Kaplan International English
2012 – 2015

Adult Literacy Instructor
The Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove
2008 – 2010

EDUCATION

Associate Degree, Arabic
Saddleback College
2017

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
California State University, Long Beach
2008

Bachelor of Arts, English
Whittier College
2005

PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

“Last Call”
The Moon Prize, Writing In A Woman’s Voice
September 2018

“Plum”
Second Place, Beyond Baroque’s First Annual Poetry Contest
October 2010

“I couldn’t leave”
Second Place, Newsom Award for poetry, Whittier College
Spring 2005