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My passions for global health and creative writing have led me across the world and right back home into campaigns, classrooms, and community poetry/writing events in Arizona. Through my  work, I hope to bring arts and advocacy as one into the classroom.

I received my B.A.s in English (Creative Writing) and Global Studies in August 2016 from Arizona State University. Since then, I have done global health work, canvassed around the valley for local campaigns, edited for local presses, and taught in Arizona schools. Currently, I split my time between working in an alternative high school classroom, running an ESL program for union workers and community members applying for naturalization, designing a creative writing program at the Grant Woods Boys & Girls Club, and making zines with Water Sprouts Collective.

If you are also passionate about combining arts and advocacy in communities and schools, let’s work together to bridge those gaps.

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. English (Creative Writing), Arizona State University, August 2016

B.A. Global Studies, Arizona State University, August 2016

Experience:

Instructional Assistant, Ombudsman Educational Services, August 2017-Present

ESL Instructor, Immigration & Worker Center, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, March 2017-Present

Poetry Program Leader, Grant Woods Boys & Girls Club, October 2018-Present

Member, Cartonera Collective at Cardboard House Press, March 2018-Present

Editor, rinky dink press, August 2016-December 2018

Associate Editor, Four Chambers Press, August 2016-January 2018

Artist in Residence for the Main Street Prototyping Festival, Mesa Arts Center and Grant Woods Boys & Girls Club, June-November 2017

Field Organizer, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, June-August 2017

Administrative Assistant, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, November 2016-August 2017

Co-Facilitator, Osher Lifelong Learning at Arizona State University, July 2017 & August-October 2015

Administrative Assistant, Unite Here Local 11 (Phoenix), January-July 2017

AVID Instructional Assistant, Phoenix Union High School District at Metro Tech High School, November 2016-May 2017

Assistant Editor, Weaving the Threads: Women + Art + Community, January 2016-February 2017

Team Lead, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, October-November 2016

Field Organizer, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, August-November 2016

Assistant, Jerry Portelli Photography, August-November 2016

Summer Intern, International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS, January-July 2016

Habilitation Provider, HOPE Group, January-June 2016

Editor, Write on, DowntownMay 2015-May 2016

Co-President, GlobeMed, May 2015-May 2016

Grassroots On-Site Work Coordinator and Intern, GlobeMed, May 2013-August 2014

GlobalhealthU Coordinator, GlobeMed, January 2013-May 2015