CV

Education

  • TESL Canada Diploma, CCLCS, 2015
  • MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing,  University of Toronto – 2010-2012
  • BA in Honours English, York University – 2010
  • Honours English, University of British Columbia – 2000-2004

Selected Professional Experience

  • Student Support Officer, Seneca College @ York Learning Centre, Nov. 2016- present
  • ESL Instructor, International English Programs, New College at the University of Toronto, Summer 2017
  • ESL Instructor, ELS Language Centers, 2016
  • ESL Instructor, English School of Canada, June 2015-January 2016
  • English and French Tutor, Academy for Math & Science, Vaughan and Richmond Hill, 2013-2015
  • Artscape Youngplace Teacher-in-Residence, 2014
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto – 2010-2012
  • Social Media and Special Events, Hospice Toronto – Summer 2011
  • Clerical Assistant, PEN Canada – 2009-2010
  • Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, 2004

Awards and Honours

  • Arc Poetry Magazine Critics’ Desk Award, Brief Review of Elise Partridge – 2017
  • CBC Poetry Prize, Longlist Finalist – 2015
  • Prism International Poetry Contest, Grand Prize – 2015
  • Vallum Poetry Prize, Shortlist Finalist, 2015
  • CBC Poetry Prize, Longlist Finalist – 2013
  • Disquiet International Literary Program scholarship recipient – 2013
  • CBC Poetry Prize, Longlist Finalist – 2012
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship – 2011
  • Grain Magazine’s Short Grain with Variations Contest, 2nd Prize – 2011
  • Montreal International Poetry Prize, Longlist Finalist– 2011
  • University of Toronto Viola Whitney Pratt Memorial Scholarship – 2010
  • Montreal International Poetry Prize, longlist finalist  – 2010
  • Geist Magazine Jackpine Sonnet Contest, shortlist finalist  – 2010
  • Arc Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Year Contest, shortlist finalist  – 2006 

Writing Residences and Programs

Memberships

  • TESL Ontario
  • CWILA, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts
  • League of Canadian Poets
  • Writers’ Union
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