EDUCATION

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom — MSt in English (1900-Present), 2013-2014

    Dissertation topic: Jean Rhys’ postcolonial discourse and its effect on her representation of womanhood
    Graduated with distinction

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA — BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, 2009-2012

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 3.89/4.00

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland — Visiting Student in the Faculty of English, January - May 2012

    First Class Honors

Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, CA — High School Diploma, 2005-2009

    4.00/4.00, Advanced Placement credit in English, Statistics, Fine Arts, and United States History

 

EXPERIENCE

Editorial Assistant, Glamour, New York — June 2014-December 2015
Wrote and edited features content and various front-of-book pages, including news and relationship stories. Edited The Glam, a back-of-book section containing fashion, beauty, and features content. As the assistant to the executive editor, coordinated schedules, department meetings, and travel. Contributed articles and celebrity interviews to Glamour.com.

Intern, Current Lifestyle Marketing, San Francisco, CA — Summer 2013
Worked across seven brand accounts, pitching events and media collaborations to editors. Maintained coverage trackers and created media lists. Compiled daily national, world and entertainment news reports.

Fighting Words, Dublin, Ireland — January 2013
Assisted with creative writing workshops for 10 and 16-year-olds, illustrated, and tutored children in writing projects.

Arts Editor and Writer, 34th Street Magazine, Philadelphia, PA — 2011-2012
Planned and wrote content for weekly student-run culture magazine, maintaining knowledge of arts news in Philadelphia. Trained and managed team of new contributors in editorial and design principles.

Editorial Intern, Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia, PA — Summer 2012
Awarded RealArts@Penn scholarship for internship. Fact-checked and edited print and online content, conducted editorial research, wrote content for Philly Post blog, compiled weekly style slideshows and newsletters. Assisted on fall fashion photoshoot.

Reporter, Photographer, Assistant News Editor, Copy Editor, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia, PA — 2009-2011
Wrote articles, photographed, and planned daily news content. Fact-checked and maintained style throughout paper. Wrote headlines and captions, uploaded articles to website.

Submissions Assistant, PMA Literary and Film Management, New York, NY — Summer 2011
Reviewed query letters and proofread manuscript submissions. Selected works to be reviewed by agency. 

Social Media Intern, The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA — Summer 2010, Winter 2012-2013
Generated content for brand Facebook pages and newsletters. Compiled and analyzed data from Clorox Company websites and social media pages.