on travel, thoughts, and the art of short fiction




M.S.T. English Education, Pace University, New York, New York                     May 2005

M.A. Educational Theatre, New York University, New York, New York      January 2003

B.F.A. Theatre, Niagara University, Buffalo, New York                                      May 2001


New York Writer’s Coalition, Brooklyn, New York                        March 2011- Present

  • Facilitated writing workshops based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method
  • Created writing prompts for young adult writing workshops
  • Provided feedback to creative writing students

KIPP:AMP Academy, Brooklyn, New York                                    July 2008- June 2011

  • Wrote and directed plays that incorporated all of the aesthetic art departments within the school
  • Collaborated with members of the Arts Team, to produce quality assemblies and rallies
  • Developed a two year Drama curriculum for fifth through eighth grade students with an emphasis both on performance and theatre history
  • Taught fifth through eighth grade Writing and Drama
  • Developed and taught a yoga program for girls
  • Worked with students to create plays and skits for various assemblies and celebrations

Escola de Professores do Futuro, Inhambane, Mozambique

February 2008-August 2008

  • Served as an English professor, teaching native Portuguese speakers to teach   English as a second language
  • Developed and implemented an English Language curriculum for first and second year university students
  • Developed a rural pre-school curriculum and trained teachers to implement the curriculum in their classrooms
  • Developed and presented workshops on pedagogy and teaching to the multiple intelligences through Drama
  • Gave workshops to Child Aid employees regarding the relevancy of Drama as a tool to educate people in rural communities
  • Directed the ADPP Theatre Group, an educational Drama Troupe made up of students and faculty
  • Observed student teachers and provided support as a mentor and advisor
  • Created and implemented a recycling and compost system

The Institute for International Cooperation and Development, Williamstown, Massachusetts                                                                                July 2007-February 2008

  • Participated in a comprehensive training in order to fulfill the requirements for a position as a university teacher at the Escola de Professores do Futuro in Mozambique
  • Lectured on pedagogy and the multiple intelligences
  • Developed evening programs and hosted events
  • Organized and led fundraising teams

M 117, Tito Puente Educational Complex, New York City September 2005- June 2007

  • Taught Drama and English to seventh and eighth grade students
  • Taught Drama to Cognitive Learning classes of sixth through eighth graders
  • Created a Drama curriculum that reinforced literacy skills
  • Wrote and directed student productions
  • Created the M117 Drama Club

The New Life International Orphanage,  Cape Coast Ghana                    Summer 2005

  • Created an arts centered Literacy program for non-English speaking children
  • Managed the care of primary students

I.S. 90, The Miribal Sister’s School, New York City            September 2002- June 2005

  • Served as the lab site teacher September 2004-June 2005
  • Taught Literacy to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students
  • Assisted in the development of a school wide seventh grade Literacy curriculum
  • Created and directed the “Teen Issues Troupe”
  • Organized and planned school trips and productions

*Permanently Certified as a teacher in New York State

** Teach for America alum (2002-2004)



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