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
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
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
Compiled research report on LGBTQ undocumented immigrants and LGBTQ Immigration grant making: Pathways Forward: Foundation Funding for LGBTQ Immigration Issues, published July 2014
Selected Readings, Panels, & Other
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.
TAYO Literary Magazine (SOFT Issue), Four Poems
Brooklyn Rail, Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan: Free to Be
Hyperallergic, A Show About Stonewall’s Legacy Falters on Inclusion
Brooklyn Rail, Invasive species by Marwa Helal
Brooklyn Rail, Jon Key: Violet: Mythologies and Other Truths
Brooklyn Rail, David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night.
Bushwick Daily, Poem of the Month, "Work in Progress: Residential."
Franklin Street Works, “PWR/Pulse/Glitter/Gunman,” Exhibition Essay, Love Action Art Lounge.
Art Critical, “Bytes and Biting Satire: Feminist Video at Franklin Street Works.”
Paper China, Journal of Best Nationwide Undergraduate Poetry, “Dear Michael.”
Poetic Journeys selection, “I’m facing you, Lexington and 125th (or perhaps you’re facing me).”
Hartford Courant, “College Access Plans Leave Undocumented Students Behind.” (Co-Author)
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).
Long River Review, First Prize, Edward R. and Frances Schreiber Collins Literary Prize for Poetry, “Laundry.”
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