I’m a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in Writing and a minor in English. I currently work for Better Drinking Culture and Wait 21, as well as a grant writer, social media and newsletter writer, and web content writer for several other organizations. My writing has focused on environmental justice by examining the relationships among people, animals, agriculture, water use, and genetically modified foods.
I graduated from Northview High School and am currently attending Grand Valley State University for a degree in writing, which I will use in poetry workshops, grant writing, and magazine writing. My writing has recently appeared in The Maine Review, damselfly, and Paste Magazine, Barking Sycamores, Broken Plate, Sweater Weather, Gnarled Oak, and Pine Hills Review. I have also received numerous grants and awards, including a nomination for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, a nomination for a Community Award by the Rapidian, and a grant from Grand Valley State University to write a series of poems about sexual assault and domestic violence (The V-Card Series).
My interests include: eating frozen yogurt, comedy, playing video and board games, hanging out with my family, ice skating, and hiking.