Education

M.F.A. in Game Design; New York University

New York, New York, May 2019 (expected)​

M.A. in English; Georgetown University

​Washington, D.C., May 2017
  • Ora Mary Phelam Poetry Prize Recipient, 2016; award sponsored by the Lannan Foundation and Academy of American Poets
  • Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice Fellow, 2014-2015

B.A. in English; University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar, 2012; award sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State

 Work

Graduate Research Associate, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

Washington, D.C. | August 2014 – August 2017
  • Supported faculty initiatives on experiential pedagogy throughout the academic year.
  • Wrote content on pedagogy for the Center’s blog.
  • Documented, assisted with development, and tested games on the Learning Environment/Lab platform. Consulted faculty on educational game design and student learning experience.
  • Coordinated the Doyle Film & Culture Series with a mission to bring arts & culture events that explore diversity-related themes to campus.
  • Updated the International Society for the Study of Narrative website and blog, as well as monitored the Narrative Society’s listserv and social media.

 

Creative Writing Instructor, Georgetown University

Washington, D.C. | August 2017
  • Taught poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for Georgetown’s Summer High School Program.
  • Assembled the program’s literary magazine.

 

Research Associate, Georgetown University

Washington, D.C. | April 2015 – August 2016
  • Researched electronic publication platforms and analyzed user interfaces for Prof. Henry Schwarz’s forthcoming mixed media book on South Asian performing arts and social activism.

Volunteer

  • Experiments in Cinema v8.53 Film Festival; regional youth program speaker, created short film interstitials for the festival’s program, guided visiting filmmakers, collected surveys for future grant applications.
  • Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; hospitality, photography, grant surveys.
  • Explora Children’s Museum; set up activities for after school outreach program, instructed students in hands-on learning with a science focus, maintained exhibits, interacted with visitors.
  • Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center; transported patients, delivered lab samples.
  • University of New Mexico Hospital; assisted nurses at the Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

Languages

  • English: native speaker.
  • Mandarin Chinese: speak, read, and write with intermediate competence.
  • Spanish: speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency.