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Education

B.A., English, 2016

Summa cum laude, Honors Scholar

Certificate in Concentration in Creative Writing

Minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Research and English Department Administrative Assistant, Professor Frederick Roden (September 2014 - May 2016)

  • Honors Thesis: Seen / Read: Feminism, Queerness, and Authorship in Words and Image

  • Selected Awards: 2016: Jonathan Hufstader Distinguished English Major, English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department Awards; 2015: Student Leader of the Year, Gary Storhoff Award for Excellence in English

workshops

  • We Sweat Honeysuckle / Winter Tangerine (Online) / June 2019

  • Sing That Like Dovesong / Winter Tangerine (Online) / May 2019

  • Poetics of I-mage with Marwa Helal / Brooklyn Poets / Winter 2019


Experience

Guest Curator / Franklin Street Works

DECEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2020 / Stamford, CT

  • Curating group exhibition, Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text, on view September 2019 to January 2020.

Books Are Magic / Part-Time Bookseller 

October 2018 - present / Brooklyn, New York   

  • Assist customers and shelve stacks at local independent bookstore, with a focus on the Poetry and Art sections.

Brooklyn Rail / Production Assistant 

August 2018 -April 2019 / Brooklyn, New York   

  • Assisted in copy editing, fact checking, and transcribing for monthly, free arts publication. 

  • Uploaded and edited HTML copy, captions, and images for website.

 

Brooklyn Museum / Freelance Public Programs Coordinator

July 2018 - Present / Brooklyn, New York   

  • Provide day-of support for Public Programs, including First Saturdays and our partnership with Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

Brooklyn Museum / Museum Education Fellow

SEPTEMBER 2017 - JUNE 2018 / Brooklyn, New York   

  • Assisted in the production of Public Programs, including writing promotional copy, corresponding with artists and partners, compiling assets, detailing logistics, and submitting event reports.

  • Taught over 40 K-12 Educator Led Lessons in galleries across collection areas.

  • Completed Teaching Research Project and collaborative presentation and performance focusing on zines as a decolonial pedagogical tool.

 

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Center / Administrative Assistant

NOVEMBER  2013 - SEPTEMBER  2016 / UConn Stamford

  • Developed programming, communication, and resources for WGSS Center and minor.

 

Lambda Legal  / Intern  

JUNE - AUGUST 2014 / New York, New York

  • Researched immigration relief options and developed recommendations to support LGBTQ undocumented youth in the foster care, homeless, and juvenile justice systems for service providers and community advocates.

 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues  / Intern  

JUNE - AUGUST 2013 / New York, New York


Selected Readings,  Panels, & Other
Engagements

Poetry Readings

  • Brooklyn Poets Workshop Showcase / 61 Local / Brooklyn, NY / May 2019

  • Big Words, Etc. (“Almost, Not Quite”) / 61 Local / Brooklyn, NY / April 2019

  • First Saturday: Frida Kahlo, Brooklyn Museum (Reading and curating queer Latinx lineup) / Brooklyn, NY / April 2019

  • Alicia Boone’s Going Away Celebration / Brooklyn Museum / Brooklyn, NY / January 2019

  • No Borders, No Nations: Benefit for Queer and Trans Refugees / The Glove / Brooklyn, NY / November 2018

  • Agua Maravilla Reading / Petite Pop Up Shop / Brooklyn, NY / October 2018

  • Big Words, Etc. / 61 Local / Brooklyn, NY / September 2018

  • We the News Closing, Block Party / Jenkins Johnson Project / Brooklyn, NY / August 2018

  • Queer Abstract: What are you scared to lose? / Starr Bar / Brooklyn, NY / July 2018

  • Big Words, Etc. / 61 Local / Brooklyn, NY / April 2018

  • Jazz and Poetry (Featured Poet) / Ferguson Library / Stamford, CT / April 2018

  • Poetry at The Shed (with Pamela Brown and Jeffrey Gustavson) / Brooklyn, NY / April 2017

 

Engagements at UConn-Stamford

  • Immigrant and Reproductive Justice (Talk with Katherine Vidella) / February 2019

  • MLK Day of Service (Keynote) / January 2019

  • Senior Recognition Ceremony (Student Speaker) / May 2016

  • Director as Novelist: A Celebration of Creative Writing (Organizer) / April 2016

  • Art/Gender One Day Art Show and Panel in Collaboration with Franklin Street Works (Co-organizer/Moderator) / December 2014

  • Coming Out Panel (Organizer and Moderator) / March 2014

  • Brother Outsider (Film Panel Organizer and Moderator) / February 2014

 

Other Public Programs, Moderation, and Workshops

  • Re/thinking Mentorship for People of Color in the Arts (with Claire Kim), CUE Foundation / New York, NY / July 2019

  • From A to Zine (Workshop), Museum Apprentices Program, Brooklyn Museum / Brooklyn, NY / July 2019

  • Introductory Remarks, Reading for film Hughes’s Harlem Dream / Ferguson Library / Stamford, CT / April 2019

  • From A to Zine (Workshop), Teen Apprentices Program, New Museum / New York, NY / July 2018

  • From A to Zine (Workshop), Museum Apprentices Program, Brooklyn Museum / Brooklyn, NY / June 2018

  • Pride Month Listening Party (Co-organizer/Moderator), Franklin Street Works / Stamford, CT / June 2016.

  • Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States (Exhibition Talk Panelist), Franklin Street Works / Stamford, CT / July 2015.

  • Politicizing Education, Immigration, and Connecticut, INVEST CT, 2nd Annual Educators Conference on Undocumented Students Issues, Southern Connecticut State University / New Haven, CT / March 2015.

  • State of Out Youth: A Town Hall (Panelist) / New York, NY / October 2014.

  • Like a Man: Deconstructing Masculinities (Workshop Organizer and Facilitator), Dream Summer Closing Retreat / Los Angeles, CA / August 2014.

  • The Time is Now: Immigrant Youth Leading Change (Panelist); Make Progress Conference / Washington, DC / July 2014.

  • Queer Undocumented Performativity, Art, and Activism, LGBTQ* Youth Kickback / New Haven, CT / June 2014.

  • Challenging Safe Spaces: Intersectional Needs and Best Practices, Aid the Dream Educators Conference / Bridgeport, CT / April 2014.

  • The Double Closet and the Importance of Intersectionality (Workshop Organizer and Facilitator), First Annual Dreamer’s Conference, University of Connecticut / Storrs, CT / March 2014.

  • Beyond Queer, Beyond Undocumented, Arcus Foundation / New York, NY / July 2013.

  • Intersectionality and the Queer Undocumented Movement (Workshop Organizer and Facilitator), Connecticut Students for a Dream Statewide Organizing Bootcamp / Bridgeport, CT / April 2013.


Selected Publications

2019

2018

2017

  • Franklin Street Works, “PWR/Pulse/Glitter/Gunman,” Exhibition Essay, Love Action Art Lounge.

2016

 2015

2014

  • Long River Review, Aetna Creative Nonfiction Award, Second Prize, “Desempacando.”

  • One University Place, “Room for Everyone: All Gender Bathrooms Come to Campus.”

  • The Nation, Contributor, “StudentNation.”

  • The Advocate, “LGBT Students Who Need Your Help” (Op-Ed).

2013

  • Long River Review, First Prize, Edward R. and Frances Schreiber Collins Literary Prize for Poetry, “Laundry.”

Selected Awards

  • Brooklyn Poets Fellowship Finalist / 2019

  • Honoree, FUERZAFest CT (Organized by Hispanic Federation) / 2017

  • Davis Putter Scholarship Recipient / 2014-15, 2015-16

  • 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut / 2014

  • MALDEF Dream Act Student Activist Award / 2013

  • George Eastman Young Leaders Award / 2012