notes from a creative writing PhD candidate
Passionate about books, sentences, travel, tea, cats, long-distance running, creative nonfiction, film, the beat generation, libraries, cooking, wine, & Eastern Europe.
From 2009-10 I lived in Zilina, Slovakia, and taught English to high school students on a Fulbright Fellowship. I hold a BA in English and Anthropology from James Madison University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from George Mason University. I’m currently a third-year PhD Candidate in CNF at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
A few of my favorite writers: Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Rupi Kaur, Jack Kerouac, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, JD Salinger, Joan Didion, Michael Pollan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Khaled Hosseini, Anthony Bourdain, Frank O’Hara, Lauren Slater, Rebecca Solnit.