2013 Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing (Poetry), San Diego State University.
2011 Postgraduate Certificate, Book Publishing, University of Denver.
2008 Bachelor of Arts, English, Russian minor, University of Illinois at Chicago.
2008 Intensive Russian Language Program, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.


2014 Winner, WBEZ Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest. 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.
2008 Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society. Chicago, IL.
2005-2008 Tuition Waiver, Honors College, UIC. Chicago, IL.
2004-2005 Tuition Waiver, Honors Program, College of DuPage. Glen Ellyn, IL.

Professional Experience

2013-Present 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.
2010 Journalism Intern. UIC College of Dentistry Word of Mouth Newsletter. Chicago, IL.
2010 Freelance Writer. The Chicago Gazette. Chicago, IL.
2008-2009 Editorial Aide. UIC Office of External Education. Chicago, IL.
2005-2008 Editor-in-chief. Red Shoes Review (student magazine), UIC. Chicago, IL.
2002-2009 Administrative Assistant. Martin Industries, Inc. Melrose Park, IL.

Teaching Experience

2011-2012 English/ESOL Tutor. San Diego City College. San Diego, CA.
2010-2011 Instructional Student Assistant. San Diego State University. San Diego, CA.


2013 PAMLA Conference. "My Body, My City: How setting affects feminine identity in contemporary poetry."
2012 Southern California Publishing Fair. Organizer.
2012 AWP Conference. Untying Tongues: A Panel on Literary Translation.
2011 SDSU Student Research Symposium: Daniil Kharms and Poetry Translation.

Relevant Organizations

2013-Present Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
2012-Present Caffeine Arts Collective. Resident Poet.
2012-2013 Association of Earth Science Editors.
2010-2012 SDSU Poetry Translation Club (2012 president)
2010-Present Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
2008-2010 Chicago Women in Publishing.


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 Inner Art Magazine, “Sadness”
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, 2008, 2009 Red Shoes Review, “The Struggle of Giants,” “Off-center,” “Buzzing,” “Synthetic”
2004 Prairie Light Review, “Sentiment”


Caffeine Arts Collective
West Coast Translation Review
Poetry International