Writer-in-Residence, Fort Lyon Community / Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop, Summer 2018, Las Animas, Colorado

Best New Poets Award Nominee, Vermont College of Fine Arts (2015) 

Stanford University Religious Studies Department Garfield Award  (June 2009)



Chapbook Mother Stump now available from Yak Press; Poetry forthcoming from Mezzo Cammin and Rise Up Review; other writing published at: Gyroscope Review, LA Poet Society, Ruminate Magazine, Presence Journal and Listen (International publications for Spiritual Directors International), Pirene’s Fountain (Glass Lyre Press), Poets Reading the News, and Selfish Magazine.

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Advent Poetry Retreat, Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Direction: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Monrovia, CA (Dec. 2018)

Writer-in-Residence and Poetry Instructor: Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community, Las Animas, CO (June-July 2018)

Poetry Workshop Instructor, Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Direction: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico (Nov. 2017) & Encino, California (June 2017) 

Instructor: Introductory Poetry for Youth & Adults, Monrovia Community Center, Monrovia, CA, September 2016—Present

Trained Poet-Teacher, California Poets in the Schools, Los Angeles CA, March 2015—Present

Art & Healing 5-week Workshop, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Pomona, 2017

Writing the Healing Story 6 Week Workshop, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Monrovia, 2016

Co-Founder, Motherless Daughters of the San Gabriel Valley, Dec. 2013-Present

California Poets in the Schools Certified Instructor, March 2015-Present

Summer Writing Workshop Instructor for 6th-7th graders, Culver City, CA, Summer 2015

Stanford University Teaching Assistant, “American Humor for Non-Native Speakers,” Spring 2009

 Stanford University Hume Writing Center Peer Writing Tutor, Sept 2007-June 2009

ESL Instructor: Habla el Día, Tutoring Service for Stanford campus Janitorial Staff, September 2005-June 2007

English Teacher, "Learning Enterprises," Sinaloa, Mexico, Summer 2006



Guest Speaker: Douglass & Zook Mortuary Annual Candlelight Service, December 12, 2018

Adult Ed Retreat at St. Andrew's Abbey, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Westlake Village, CA) Valyermo, California, Spring 2013

Adult Women's Retreat, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Westlake Village, CA), Spring 2013

Youth Girls' Retreat, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Westlake Village, CA), 2010



Chaplain, Compassus Hospice, Denver: Provide spiritual support and companionship to patients who are on the last leg of their journey home, and to their families. (November 2018-Present)

Volunteer, PRISM Chaplaincy Ministry to the Incarcerated: Volunteer with the Episcopal Church (LA Diocese)’s PRISM ministry to the incarcerated (July 2017-September 2018)

Intern, Clinical Pastoral Education, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles (2 Units Completed)



A Room of Her Own Foundation (Development Intern & Development Associate, 2012-2015)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pomona, CA

St. Luke's Epsicopal Church, Monrovia, CA

PRISM Restorative Justice, Los Angeles

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MFA (Poetry), Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpellier, VT                      

BA (Religious Studies), Stanford University, Stanford, CA                                                                                                                                      

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