I am a writer, arts advocate, and community builder dedicated to growing the arts.
I am the Community Relations Manager at 1888, a non-profit organization that serves as a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts in Orange County and beyond. I do public programming with The dA Center for the Arts and was a poetry contest judge for the 9th volume of DASH Literary Journal.
I completed my MA in English at California State University, Fullerton. While studying creative writing and critical theory, I initiated the Quoted Cultures Campaign, a series of advertisements supporting the education of foreign languages. I have worked as a mentor to various communities with Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College.
Currently, I am in the long process of writing two books: the first is a book of poems about the difficulty of growing up, becoming your own friend, and making sense of experience. The second is a collection of essays that works to refresh everyday life with curiosity by exploring how unusual our usual lives really are.