2013 Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing (Poetry & Translation), San Diego State University
2008 Bachelor of Arts, English, Russian minor, University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College
2008 Intensive Russian Language and Culture Program, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Professional Experience

2015-Present Adjunct English Faculty. San Diego Mesa College. San Diego, CA
2015-2016 Honors Program Coordinator. San Diego Mesa College. San Diego, CA
2013-2014 Project Manager, Custom Division. Walter Foster Publishing. Irvine, CA
2012-2013 Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute Intern. The Poetry Foundation. Chicago, IL
2010-2013 Contributing Editor. Poetry International. San Diego, CA
2002-2009 Administrative Assistant. Martin Industries, Inc. Melrose Park, IL


2014 South Side Weekly, “Poem For Tice”
2014 Anthology of Chicago, “The Ballroom Artists’ Commune,” “Exchange and Peoria,” “Immigrant Punks at Western and Devon”
2014 International Poetry Review, “An Optical Illusion,” “A Horror Story,” “A Man Left His Home” translations of Daniil Kharms
2014 Curbside Splendor, "Humboldt Park"
2014 Chicago Quarterly Review, "Chicago (Aria)"
2013 Cliterature, "Clark and Foster," "Mute," "Respect"
2013 Poetry International, “The Beginning of a Beautiful Day (Symphony)” trans. D. Kharms
2012 Serving House Journal, “The Ping Bridge”
2012 Alchemy Journal of Translation, “A Most Delicious Cheese Pie” trans. D. Kharms
2011 Poet Tree Magazine, “Map of the Underworld”
2011 San Diego Poetry Annual, “Strangers,” “A Memory”
2010 Word of Mouth, UIC College of Dentistry Newsletter, “Dr. Christine Wu Completes Two
Terms as Co-Chair of CCSAA”
2010 The Chicago Gazette, “Sheilamae Shannon O’Hara, passionate librarian, dies at 74”
2008 One World Magazine, “The Importance of Heifer International”
2005, 2007, 2009 Red Shoes Review, “The Struggle of Giants,” “Off-center,” “Buzzing”
2004 Prairie Light Review, “Sentiment”


2017 Mesa Olympian Spirit Award Winner, San Diego Mesa College. San Diego, CA
2015 Phi Theta Kappa Beta Beta Upsilon Chapter Advisor. San Diego, CA
2014 WBEZ Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest Winner. Chicago, IL
2011-2012 California State University Grant, San Diego State University. San Diego, CA
2011 Publishing Institute Scholarship. University of Denver. Denver, CO
2008 Supporting Excellence Endowment/ TCF Bank Scholarship. Chicago, IL
2005-2008 Merit Based Tuition Waiver, Honors College, University of Illinois. Chicago, IL
2004-2005 Merit Based Tuition Waiver, Honors Program, College of DuPage. Glen Ellyn, IL


2016 National Collegiate Honors Conference. Attendee. Seattle, WA
2016 Western Regional Honors Conference. Attendee. Ashland, OR
2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Attendee. Los Angeles, CA
2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauge Association Conference. Presenter. "My Body, My City: How setting affects feminine identity in contemporary poetry." San Diego, CA
2013 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Attendee. Boston, MA
2012 Southern California Publishing Fair. Organizer. San Diego, CA
2012 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Presenter. “Untying Tongues: A Panel on Literary Translation.” Chicago, IL
2011 SDSU Research Symposium. “Daniil Kharms and Poetry Translation.” San Diego, CA

Teaching Experience

2015-Present Adjunct English Faculty. San Diego Mesa College. San Diego, CA
Academic Literacy (SUM17)
Integrated Reading, Writing, and Reasoning (SP15, SUM15, FA15, FA16, SP17, SUM17)
Basic Composition (SP15, SUM15, FA15)
Reading and Composition (SP16, SUM16, SP17, SUM17, FA17)
Composition and Literature (SUM16, FA17)
Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition (FA15, SP16, SP16, FA17)
Honors Introduction to Russian Literature (SP16)
2011-2012 English/ESOL Tutor. San Diego City College. San Diego, CA
2010-2011 Instructional Student Assistant. San Diego State University. San Diego, CA


2016 Teaching Men of Color, Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement
2016 Online Faculty Training Certification, Online Learning Pathways
2011 Book Publishing Postgraduate Certificate, University of Denver

Relevant Organizations

2017-Present Ohio Poetry Association. Member.
2017-Present Bluegrass Residence for Writers. Curator.
2015-2016 San Diego Community College District Honors Council. Voting Member.
2015-2016 San Diego Mesa College President’s Cabinet. Member.
2015-2016 UCLA Transfer Applications Priority Council. Member.
2015-2016 National Collegiate Honors Society. Member.
2015-2016 Western Regional Honors Society. Member.
2013-2017 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Member.
2012-Present Caffeine Arts Collective. Resident Poet.
2012-2013 Association of Earth Science Editors. Member.
2010-2012 San Diego Poetry Translation Club. Member. 2012 President.
2010-Present Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Member.
2008-2010 Chicago Women in Publishing. Member.
2008-Present Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society. Inductee.

Community Involvement

2017 Public Workshops. Lit. Translation, Poetry, Cr. Writing. Coffee Connections, Hilliard, OH


Caffeine Arts Collective
West Coast Translation Review
Poetry International