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Fall 2021 

"Secondhand Life" was published in New Plains Review

Fall 2020 

"Metonymy" was published in The Northridge Review

May 2019

Academy of American Poets Prize Winner for "Vista, California" 

Fall 2019

"Lake, Closer" and "So Much Depends on a Wheat Field" were published in

The Northridge Review

October 2017

Featured Poet, MoonTide Press


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May 2020

California State University, Northridge, CA
Masters of English, 4.0
Recipient of the Distinguished Lifelong Learners Award and Scholarship 

Publication: "Yonnondio and Johnny Got His Gun - Modernist Reality and Class Consciousness" in Articulate Journal, Associated Graduate Students in English 

May 2003

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA

Intellectual Property Specialization with Honors 

Associate Editor, Golden Gate University Law Review, 2002-3


Dean’s List, Spring 2002, Summer 2002, Spring 2003


Recipient K. Ringgold Scholarship for Women with Stellar Academic Standing, 2002


CALI Award for Excellence in Remedies


“Street Law” Teacher, Spring 2001; Taught Eighth Grade Students Legal Principles


Interned with “Prisoner Legal Services,” providing pro bono legal assistance to San Francisco County Jail Inmates 

August 1999

University of California at Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Literature

Winter, Spring 1998

University of California at San Diego, Visiting Student

Spring 1998: Academic Honors



Syllabus Rational & Teaching Philosophy

Representative Syllabus

August 2019 - to Present

California State University, Northridge, Northridge CA 

I teach first year English Composition and Critical Thinking to college freshman. 


Summer 2019, Summer 2021

UCLA, Legal Communications Institute, Los Angeles, CA

I teach incoming international LLM students legal English in this intensive program to prepare them for the rigors of law school. 



January 2018 - to Present

Los Angeles College of Music, Pasadena, CA

LACM is a prestigious music academy in the Los Angeles area. I teach English Composition and Political Science to LACM music majors as part of the University's General Education Department.


August 2015 - July 2018

The University of the West, Rosemead, CA

The University of The West is a Buddhist University with predominantly international student enrollment. I taught Academic Grammar, College Writing, and Literary Theory for both native and non-native English speakers. My classes focused on preparing the students for graduate studies in the English language.


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December 10, 2010

"A Summer Story" 

My first short story was published in Jelly Bucket, the Literary Journal of Eastern Kentucky University.​


Interview with Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, and Mark Pellington for I Melt With You,, December 2011

Interview with Stephen Moyer for The Double,, October 2011


Interviews with: Justin Bartha, Leslie Bibb, Freddie Highmore, and Colton Haynes for Issue #3, Bullett Magazine, April 2011


Interviews with: Michelle Trachtenberg, Nico Tortorella, Liana Liberato, Sarah Hyland, Reece Thompson, Elsa Pataky, and Seth Gabel for Issue #2, Bullett Magazine, February 2011

Interview with Charles Lazarus of Rootz Underground for, Summer 2011


"Local Heroes Go Global," Interview with Local Natives for The Deli Magazine / LA, Summer 2010


Interview with Marvelous Toy for The Deli Magazine / LA, Summer 2010


Interview with Abe Vigoda for The Deli Magazine / LA, Summer 2010


An Interview with Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound for, Summer 2010


"A Conversation With Lucas Jensen," Interview with Venice is Sinking for


"Love=Music, The Brilliant Equation Behind Toots and the Maytals," Interview with Toots Hibbert for, June 2010

(Czech version


"Contemporary Music is a Lesson in Imitation," Interview with Jesse Tyre Karp of The Estate, The Deli Magazine, October 2009


"An Interview Between Two Cities," Interview with Harley Prechtel-Cortez of Red Cortez, The Deli Magazine, October 2009


"Like A Tortoise, We Go At Our Own Speed," Interview with Jeremy Simon of The Dylan Trees, The Deli Magazine, October 2009


"Kitchen Love Longs," Interview with Homesick Elephant, The Deli Magazine, March 2010


"The Spirit of a Child,” Interview with photographer Audrey Woulard, Rangefinder Magazine; January 2009


“Savoring  Moments in Time,” Interview with photographer Kara May, Rangefinder Magazine, August 2009


"Curator By Proxy," Interview with Curator Lisa Candela,


"Howling Forever," Interview with Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Mesh Magazine Issue 15


"Femme Fatales," Interview with Artist Sylvia Ji, Mesh Magazine Issue 15


"Progressive Collaboration," Interview with Joey Burns of Calexico, Mesh Magazine Issue 14


"Beauty, Birds, and Botany," Interview with Artist Alexis McKenzie, Mesh Magazine Issue 13


"Momentum," Interview with Artist Jared Powell, Mesh Magazine Issue 11


"We Don't Have Dance Moves," Interview with The Roots of OrchisMesh Magazine Issue 8


Bored to Death, Season 3 Episode 7: Nothing I Can't Handle By Running Away,, November 2011

Bored to Death, Season 3 Episode 7: Forget The Herring,, November 2011


Hung, Season 2 Episode 1: Open For Business,, September 2011


Bored to Death, Season 3 Episode 1: The Blond In The Woods,, October 2011


I Melt With You,, December 2011


Melancholia,, November 2011


Margin Call,, October 2011

Finding Joe,, September 2011

How TV Gets Lady Lawyers Wrong,, November 2012

Ten Female Directors to Watch in 2012,, February 2012

Top 20 Albums of 2011 for, December 2011

Record Reviews

"Only In Dreams," Dum Dum Girls,, November 2011

"Harum Scarum," The Wind,, September 2011


"No Color," The Dodos,, August, 2011


"Tripper," The Fruit Bats,, August 2011


"Speed Of Darkness," Flogging Molly,, June 2011


"The Ones Who Wait," Denison Witmer,, April 2011


"The Belle Brigade," The Belle Brigade,, April 2011


"The King Is Dead," The Decemberists,, January 2011


"Dreamcatcher," Unicorn Kid,, November 2010


"Looks Like A Flood, Feels Like A Drought," Preacher's Sons,, October 2010


"You Are One Of Us Now," Alright Alright,, September 2010


"Tomorrow Morning," Eels,, August 2010


"Cinema," The Cat Empire,, August 2010


"Devil's Made A New Friend," Jarrod Gorbel,, August 2010


"Bola Remixes," Hanuman,, July 2010


"Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will,"



"LP4," Ratatat,


"Root For Ruin," Les Savy Fav,


"Baby Oui!" Stereo Total,


"Two," Lenka,


"White Wilderness," John Vanderslice,


"Expo 86," Wolf Parade,


"Thief," Keller & The Keels,


"Harlem River Blues," Justin Townes Earle,


"The Big To Do," Drive By Truckers,


"If I Had A Hi-Fi," Nada Surf,


"/\/\/\Y/\," M.I.A.,, June 2010


"Southern Gothic," The Constellations,, June 2010


"Brothers," The Black Keys,, June 2010 


"Sand & Lines," Venice is Sinking,, June 2010


"La La Land," Plants and Animals,, June 2010 


"Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You," Wakey!Wakey!,


"Outbursts," Turin Brakes,, June 2010


"Big Echo," The Morning Benders,, June 2010  


"Illustrated Garden," Radar Brothers,, June 2010


"Heaven is Whenever," The Hold Steady,, June 2010


"So Runs The World Away," Josh Ritter,, May 2010


"The Wreckoning," Trainwreck,, May 2010


"Ashlyne Huff," Ashlyne Huff,, June 2010


"Return to Earth," Awolnation,, June 2010

"Damnant Quod Non Intelligunt," Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, The Deli Magazine, Summer 2010


"Honey," Open Hand, The Deli Magazine, Summer 2010


"Forces Afield - EP," The French Semester, The Deli Magazine, Summer 2010


"At Night You Love Me," Regrets & Brunettes, The Deli Magazine, Summer 2010


"Anything That Moves," Snow & Voices, The Deli Magazine, Summer 2010


“Origins,” VoicesVoices, The Deli Magazine, March 2010


“Limbo,” Aushua, The Deli Magazine, March 2010


“Saints and Sinners,” Young Dubliners, The Deli Magazine, October 2009


“Pearl,” Dave Crossland, The Deli Magazine, October 2009


“Death and Taxes,” Johnny Hawthorn, The Deli Magazine, October 2009


“Self-Imposed Exile,” Among the Infected, The Deli Magazine, October 2009 

”Robbers and Cowards,” Cold War Kids, The Deli Magazine, August 2008


“Nouns,” No Age, The Deli Magazine, August 2008


"The Back Room," The Editors, Mesh Magazine Issue 13


"Sun Sun Sun," The Elected, Mesh Magazine Issue 13


"Little Black Heart," Triple Cobra, Mesh Magazine Issue 13


"Rocinate," Ester Drang, Mesh Magazine Issue 13


"New American Saint," Tokyo Rose, Mesh Magazine Issue 12


"Mysterious Animals," The Fugue, Mesh Magazine Issue 12


"OS-0.3," Luke Fair, Mesh Magazine Issue 12


"Black Oni," Guapo, Mesh Magazine Issue 12


"Twenty Paces," Dare Diablo, Mesh Magazine Issue 12


"The Dreadful Yawns," The Dreadful Yawns, Mesh Magazine Issue 11


"Quit +/-Fight," Holopaw, Mesh Magazine Issue 11


"Spelled in Bones," Fruit Bats, Mesh Magazine Issue 11


"Sing out America," Decibully, Mesh Magazine Issue 11


"The Enemies EP," Headlights, Mesh Magazine Issue 11


"Strangers," Ed Harcourt, Mesh Magazine Issue 9


"Hell Then Divine," Jeffrey Luck Lucas, Mesh Magazine Issue 9


"We Don't Care About Your Good Times," Turpentine Brothers, Mesh Magazine Issue 9


"The Art of Rolling," The Blue Van, Mesh Magazine Issue 9


"Through the Opaque Air," Picastro, Mesh Magazine Issue 9


"Crooked Ceilings," Roots of Orchis, Mesh Magazine Issue 6


"LPII," The Soviettes, Mesh Magazine Issue 6


"Switched On," Insomniacs, Mesh Magazine Issue 6


"La Revancha Del Tango," The Gotan Project,

Live Concert Reviews

Boy & Bear, Live at The Fonda,, October 2014


Miike Snow, Live at The Palladium,, October 2012


OFF!, Live at Whisky A Go Go,, May 2012


Nick Waterhouse, Live at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts,, May 2012

Hanni El Khatib, Live at The Satellite,, April 2012


"Negroes On Ice," Prince Paul and P.Forreal at Upright Citizens Brigade,, January 2012


Local Natives, Live at The Fonda,, September 2010


Y La Bamba, Live at The Echo,, December 2010


Wolf Parade, Live at The Wiltern,, July 2010 


Dead Man's Bones, Live at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts,, June 2010


Red Cortez, Live at the Troubador, The Deli Magazine


Dylan Trees Live at Home, The Deli Magazine, March 2009


Every Move a Picture, Roots of Orchis, and The Velvet

Teen at Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, Mesh Magazine Issue 6


Rock Star SuperNova at Radio City Music Hall,, January 2007


Gallery Reviews

"Temporary Culture," New Villager Show at Human Resources, Los Angeles,


"Downright," Closing Reception at Brooklyn Gallery Pink Elephant,


"Incoronata & Her Friends," Stina Persson Exhibition at Gallery Hanahou,


"Hands On," Joseph Cornell and Yiri Kolar Exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery,

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