is currently an M.F.A. student at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she held the first-year creative writing fellowship and served as Associate Editor of the online journal Blackbird. She completed her M.A. in poetry studies at Western Washington University, where she served as a poetry editor for Bellingham Review. Her work has appeared in MiPoesias, Harpur Palate, Touchstone, Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, and Bellingham Review. She was recently a finalist for the Milton Kessler Memorial Prize in Poetry.