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Purdue University


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


  • Knox Fellow
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

Fordham University


Bachelor of Arts

Double-major: Communications & Media Studies // Sociology

  • Presidential Merit Scholarship 
  • Dean's List

Teaching Experience

Purdue University


ENGL 106: Documenting Realities ENGL 106: Composing Through Pop-Culture

Four-credit hour composition courses that provide students the opportunity to interpret and compose in both digital and print media across a variety of forms.

Publishing Credits (Non-Fiction/Journalism)

AOL Miami New Times                                   
National Geographic Traveler             Time Out New York


Matador Travel



Miami Herald Silver Knight Award finalist

Fordham Presidential Merit Scholarship                                

Rev. J. Franklin Ewing, S.J., Memorial Award for essay, Mi Vida Loca and Zoot Suit: deconstructing the Chicano gangster archetype in film and literature"


Purdue Knox Fellowship                                                                                                                                                                                              

Named one of “Top 15 Latino Leaders under 30 in Miami” by Latino Leaders magazine

Fordham University Honor Society                                                                                           

Smith College Book Award

Dean's List

National Merit Scholar 

Named one of "30 Under 30 Caribbean-Americans" by Sepia Works Publishing


Relevant Work History

Purdue University


Teaching Assistant

Instructor of record: ENGL 106 Introductory Composition

Citizen Engagement Lab


Managing Director

Led the creation of two successful Internet startups focused on social change, including providing support with advocacy emails and coaching writers, curating a photo and story exhibit at the White House, and writing and editing video scripts



Authored articles on multiple social issues, and wrote and edited direct outreach emails; led creative initiatives to grow website from a modest start-up to millions of subscribers

Village Voice Media


Editorial Operations Manager

Copy-edited two weekly newspapers; managed multiple staff writers to identify story ideas and polish writing

Miami New Times


Contributing Writer/Deputy Copy-Editor

Wrote daily print and online articles covering local news, investigative long-form reporting, and arts, music, and food

Parachute Publishing


Editorial Assistant

Assisted editorial staff with proofreading, photo research, and author relations

Time Out New York


Events Intern

Produced online content highlighting events including film premieres, book readings, and music festivals

Universal Music Group


Marketing Assistant

Wrote artist bios, album copy, and music video treatments; worked with multi-platinum artists and senior leadership to develop creative marketing strategies 

Volunteer Experience

Chapman Partnership for the Homeless – writing workshop leader

Global Outreach of Fordham University – leader and volunteer in Ghana, India, and the Navajo Nation


English — native language

Spanish — native language

French — speak, read, and write with basic competency