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- Ph.D. student in English and comparative literature. Expected May 2020.
Fordham University, Fordham College at Lincoln Center
- Bachelor of Arts in English and American studies, concentration in creative writing. May 2011.
- Honors program; GPA 3.878
Publications & Presentations
- “Rebecca Sanchez’s Deafening Modernism: Doing Disability Studies Beyond—But Not Against—Identity”; The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, forthcoming.
- “H.D. On War: Paper Bullets, Silkworms, and Palimpsests”; guest lecture, presented in Columbia University course “Modernism and Media,” March 2016.
- “Writing Diabetes: Autobiography as a Method of Making Private Bodies Public”; undergraduate honors thesis, presented April 2011.
- “Cherry Orchard or Time Machine? Temporality and Social Order in Chekov,” Bricolage Literary Studies Journal, May 2011.
- “‘I Want to Call Myself an Iraqi:’ The Changing Names, Plans and Secrets of an Iraqi-American Family”; oral history essay completed April 2011; published as appendix to Elizabeth Stone’s “Teaching Oral History in a College-Level ‘New Wave Immigrant Literature’ Course,” Oral History Review, August 2013.
- “Little Red Riding Hood, the Deconstructionist: Feminism and Derrida,” Bricolage Literary Studies Journal, May 2010.
- “Native Americans in the Celebration,” “African-Americans in the Celebration,” “Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission,” “Biography of J.P. Morgan”: historical and biographical essays presented as part of honors class’ Husdon-Fulton Celebration Project at Fordham University, December 2008.
- “unowing” and “ethics of rude,” NOÖ Journal, forthcoming.
- “I’M ONLY NOT EMBARRASSED WHEN I’M WAKING UP,” The Atlas Review, forthcoming.
- “feeling out the limits,” Gigantic Sequins, Summer 2016.
- “a plum with a worm in it,” Voicemail Poems, July 2015.
- “no small things,” “i have it / i heave it,” “nwts,” Blackmail Reader, Summer 2015.
- “do you feel at home here,” Shabby Doll House, December 2014.
- “mind over matter (fuck it),” Purple Pony, September 2014.
- “2 truths and a lie,” Girls Get Busy, August 2014.
- “The Sad Cycle,” Human Parts, May 2014.
- “YOLO is for Every Body: Some Thoughts on Positivity and Disability,” The YOLO Pages. Boost House. April 2014.
- “The Flip,” Purple Pony, April 2014.
- “Of Angels, Satin and the Rest You Would Have Hated,” Contrary, January 2013.
- “Half-Locked,” Anderbo, May 2012.
- “Rules for Gravel Boys,” decomP, July 2012.
- “Monotropa,” JMWW, Summer 2012.
- Three poems, Neon, Summer 2012.
- Two poems, Euphony, Spring 2012.
- “Boa Noite,” Kosmos, Fall 2010.
- Passage” and “No One Will Ever Be As Beautiful,” Kosmos. Spring 2010.
Work and Leadership Experience
- Teaching Fellow—Columbia University, Fall 2015-present.
- Teach freshman writing composition course, “University Writing: Contemporary Essays.”
- Provide written feedback on drafts and final papers.
- Lecture and lead discussions on scholarly texts and writing craft.
- Provide one-on-one conference workshops for students’ drafts.
- Project Assistant—Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project; Columbia University, Spring 2016-present.
- Organize and promote monthly guest lectures and working group meetings.
- Work with Center for the Study of Social Difference to coordinate speakers’ travel arrangements and reimbursements.
- Manage graduate fellows’ Google Group, and distribute materials and delegate responsibilities to fellows for each event.
- Maintain bibliography of scholarship on precision medicine and the humanities.
- Rapporteur—Columbia University Seminar on Disability, Culture, and Society, Fall 2015-present.
- Organize, promote, and take minutes at monthly guest lectures.
- Work with university administration to arrange accommodations for attendees with disabilities.
- Work with University Seminars office to maintain up-to-date member roster and archive.
- Graduate Assistant—Keywords/Key Questions for Disability Studies Symposium; Columbia University, October 2015.
- Organized and promoted two-day conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the release of Keywords for Disability Studies (ed. Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin).
- Coordinated speakers’ travel and reimbursements.
- Managed speakers’ presentation materials and arranged filming and A/V support for the event.
- Worked with university administration to arrange accommodations for attendees with disabilities.
- Wrote event recap for the Center for the Study of Social Difference’s blog.
- Senior Editor—Law360, May 2012 to July 2014.
- Edit 10-15 legal news stories per day, with a focus on in-depth analysis and breaking news.
- Primarily structural editing, but also includes line and copy edits.
- Work closely with reporters to improve the structure and argument of their analysis.
- Review headlines and lead paragraphs to make sure they are clear, eye-catching and of interest to our readership.
- Review other editors’ work for missed errors or areas in need of improvement.
- Train new reporters on newswriting conventions and house style.
- Editor—Law360, June 2011 to May 2012
- Edited 16-20 legal news stories per day for AP style and accuracy, with subject matter including corporate, environmental, employment, consumer protection and intellectual property law.
- Proofread headlines and lead paragraphs.
- Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader—Skyhorse Publishing, March 2012 to March 2013
- Edited manuscripts for style, spelling, grammar and accuracy based on Chicago and house styles.
- Editor-in-Chief—The Fordham Observer; 2010 to 2011
- Oversaw all aspects of the newspaper’s content and production process, including budget.
- Administered journalism workshop classes and editorial board meetings.
- Conducted investigative reporting on hard news stories; wrote staff editorials.
- Advised section editors on content, style and reporter management.
Awards and Honors
- Bunner Prize for best essay on American literature, Columbia University, 2015.
- Graduated summa cum laude, in cursu honorum, Fordham University, 2011.
- Departmental honors in English, Fordham University, 2011.
- Phi Beta Kappa, 2011.
- Senior Leadership Award for Journalism, Fordham University, 2011.
- Placed in top 20 (of 1,400) in New York Times Modern Love Essay Contest, 2011.
- During my tenure as editor-in-chief, the Fordham Observer won first place in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, 2011.
- Ully Hirsch/Robert F. Nettleton Poetry Prize, Fordham University; received award two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011.
- Fordham Observer won the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Newspaper Convention’s Best of Show contest for a nonweekly four-year university newspaper, 2010.
- Phi Kappa Phi, 2010.
- Alpha Sigma Nu, 2010.
- Dean’s List, Fordham University, 2007-2011.
- National Merit Scholarship, 2007-2011.
- Full-tuition merit scholarship, Fordham University, 2007-2011.
- Founding Member of BABE—Feminist performance collective based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, 2013-2014. Promoted and performed in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, wrote scripts for original performance pieces, maintained social media presence.
- Executive Board Co-President of Fordham University Global Outreach, 2010-2011. Administered international student outreach projects related to social justice issues, fundraised, coordinated outreach and awareness events within the university community.
- Copy Editing (AP and Chicago styles)
- Mac and Windows proficient
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of PACER, LexisNexis
- Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
- Spanish—Conversational speaking
- Modern Standard Arabic—Beginner reading, writing, speaking
- Latin—Beginner reading
- Portuguese—Beginner speaking, reading