I can’t remember a time when storytelling was not an important facet of my life. My mom introduced me to stories before I could speak. When I was a girl, she would take me to our local library weekly. She later bought me a bike so I could get myself to the library as often as I liked.
My love for story and writing has driven my career. Currently, I teach writing and literature courses to community college students. When I’m not teaching, I’m writing my own stories and serving as an Associate Fiction Editor for West Trade Review.
I received an MA in English from Northern Arizona University and I also earned a BA in English/Secondary Education from Adams State University. I am currently an MFA candidate in fiction at Antioch University Los Angeles.
I have experience teaching composition, creative writing, literature, and college/career readiness courses at a variety of academic levels. Additionally, I have delivered presentations and co-facilitated professional development opportunities meant to foster empathy, inclusivity, and a multiplicity of voices in the online classroom.
[Due to the current volume of projects to which I’ve committed, I’m not currently offering freelance services.]
(photo by Adrianna Sanchez-Lopez)