Curriculum Vitae

Education

University of Oregon; Eugene, OR

M.A. Candidate – East Asian Studies


Chapman University; Orange, CA

M.A. English Literature

M.A. Thesis: “Dorian Gray: The Myth


Irvine Valley College; Irvine, CA 

No Degree Sought


New York University, Summer Publishing Institute 

Certification in Publishing

Activities: Magazine Section, Editor-in-Chief & Book Section, Social Media Director


Chapman University; Orange, CA

B.A. English Literature & B.F.A Creative Writing

B.A Thesis: “Maurice’s Love”

B.F.A Thesis: “A Piece of Me”


Concordia University; Portland, OR

No Degree, transferred. Major: English; Minor: Psychology

Teaching Experience

Irvine Valley College | December 2021 - Current

Writing Instructor (Part-Time Faculty)| December 2023 - Current


Embedded Tutor (Teaching Assistant/Supplemental Instructor) | December 2021 - Current


Tutors.com | May 2020 - December 2020

Tutor


Chapman University; Orange, CA | January 2018 - May 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Supplemental Instructor)


Freelance Volunteer Tutoring; Portland, OR - Orange, CA | September 2012 - December 2021

Tutor

Papers, Presentations, and Publications

Sigma Tau Delta International Convention; Denver, CO | March/April 2023

"Blogging Basics For English Majors" (Accepted Alumni Professional Development Presentation)


Kumoricon; Portland, OR | November 2023

“How Fan Content Creates New Fans & Other Important Information!” (Professional Panel)

“Manga & Comics: A Different Cultural Base” (Academic Presentation)

“Virtual Tourism With Anime” (Academic Presentation)

“Entering Anime & Manga Studies” (Professional Presentation)

“Anime Blogging Basics: A Bootcamp” (Professional Presentation)


Anime Town Greenville; Greenville, SC | September 2023

“Manga & Comics: A Different Cultural Base” (Academic Presentation)

“Virtual Tourism With Anime” (Academic Presentation)

“Making A Place For Yokai In The Modern World” (Academic Presentation)

“Entering Anime & Manga Studies” (Professional Presentation)


Anime Expo; Los Angeles, CA | July 2023

“Manga & Comics: A Different Cultural Base” (Academic Presentation)


Fangaea; San Diego, CA | April 2023

“Manga & Comics: A Different Cultural Base” (Academic Presentation)


ANIME Impulse; San Diego, CA | March 2023

“How Fan Content Creates New Fans & Other Important Information!” (Professional Panel)


Sigma Tau Delta International Convention; Atlanta, GA | March 2022

"Finding a Place for Comics in Education" (Academic/Professional Roundtable)

“Camp Hell” (Short Story)


CBR.com (Comic Book Resource) [Online] | October 2021

Anime Lists Writer

“10 Anime Heroes Who Are Hated By The People They Saved” - Published: 9 October 2021, link to publication here: 

https://www.cbr.com/hated-anime-heroes/ 

“10 Anime Spies Who Could Out-Spy James Bond” - Published: 15 October 2021, link to publication here: 

https://www.cbr.com/anime-spies-better-than-james-bond/ 

“10 Anime Heroes Who Almost Ended The World” - Published: 15 October 2021, link to publication here: 

https://www.cbr.com/anime-heroes-almost-ended-world/

“10 Anime With Unsatisfyingly Happy Endings” - Published: 17 October 2021, link to publication here: 

https://www.cbr.com/unsatisfying-happy-anime-endings/ 


Sigma Tau Delta International Convention; Convention Canceled | March 2020

"Authorial Intent: Does It Matter In Publishing?" (Accepted Roundtable)

"An Introduction to Writing" (Accepted Short Story)


Sigma Tau Delta International Convention; Saint Louis, MO | March 2019

"My Dad is An Alien" (Short Story) 


Chapman University's Student Research Day; Orange, CA | May 2018

"Oscar Wilde: Child of the Classics" (Academic Poster Presentation)


Chapman University's Graduate Research Day; Orange, CA | May 2018

"The Female Novelist's Anxiety of Authorship" (Academic Poster Presentation)


Sigma Tau Delta Far West Regional Conference; Orange, CA | April 2018

When?" or "Nameless" (Short Story)

"The Sellout: A Hero?" (Academic Paper Presentation)


International E. M. Forster Society; Ludwigsburg, GER | April 2018

“Maurice’s Love: Coming Out Hasn’t Changed” (Academic Lightning Talk and Poster Presentation, Revision of “Maurice’s Love”) 


Sigma Tau Delta International Convention; Cincinnati, OH | March 2018

“I Confess” (Short Story) 


Her Campus, Media Magazine | April 2017 - May 2018

Staff Writer of Chapman Chapter

“Tips for Presenting” - Published: 12 April 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/tips-presenting

“Sanrio’s ‘Aggretsuko’ is Cute-Metal” - Published: 19 April 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/sanrios-aggretsuko-cute-metal

“You Left the Nest” - Published: 13 September 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/you-left-nest

“First Class Superhero Academy” - Published: 03 October 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/first-class-superhero-academy

“The 8 Things You Forgot You Need to Make it Through the Semester” - Published: 31 October 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/8-things-you-forgot-you-need-make-it-through-semester

“Thinking of Transferring?” - Published: 08 November 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/thinking-transferring

“Recap: Irish Goodbye” - Published: 08 November 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/recap-irish-goodbye

“Why, and What, You Should Frequently Add To Your Resume” - Published: 15 November 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/why-and-what-you-should-frequently-add-your-resume

“Top 5 YouTube Channels for Book Lovers” - Published: 17 November 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/6-tips-any-roommate-situation

“6 Tips For Any Roommate Situation” - Published: 17 November 2017, link to publication here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/chapman/6-tips-any-roommate-situation


Sigma Tau Delta International Convention; Louisville, KY | March 2017

“(Im)Perfect” (Short Story) 

 

Chapman University’s Student Research Day; Orange, CA | December 2016

 “Maurice’s Love” (Academic Poster Presentation)


Sigma Tau Delta Regional Conference; Fullerton, CA | November 2016

“A Gay Superhero” (Academic Paper Presentation)


The Promethean, Concordia University’s Literary Journal; Portland, OR | September 2012 - May 2015

“Not Perfect” (Short Story) - Published: 2012/2013 Issue 

“Nameless” (Short Story) - Published: 2013/2014 Issue

“Six Mourners” (Short Story) - Published: 2014/2015 Issue

 “Bully” (Short Story) - Published: 2014/2015 Issue 

Research Interests

Crafting long-form narratives/Creative Writing; Late18th - Early 20th Century English Literature; The Rise of the Novel; Gender Studies and Queer Theory; The Rise of Webnovels/Contemporary Literature; Anime and Manga Studies (Media Studies + East Asian Studies); & Comparative Literature

In-Progress Projects & Research

Sword & Dragon (Working Title) | April 2022 - Current

Author

This is a novel project in development; The story is about an ego sword that, through a series of misfortunes, finds itself in the body of the second prince of a failing kingdom. Genre: Fantasy/Fiction


#EnglishLitComic | September 2020 - Current (Goal Release: 2024) 

Comic Creator / Author

This is a comic project in development; The story is about Alex, a college student who hopes to become a writer, as they go through college, graduate school, and–eventually–beyond; Genre: Comedy


Culture Differences Between Manga and Comics | September 2020 - Current

Researcher / Author

This project explores the differences between manga and comics from a cultural standpoint to better identify how publishing trends both reflect the culture and shape it–in the country of origin but also abroad

Professional Experience

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) | July 2023 - Current

Copyeditor


Freelance Editing & Writing | November 2018 - Present

Content Creator & Writer | November 2018 - Current


Developmental, Copy, and Line Editor | November 2018 - December 2021


John Wiley and Sons [Hoboken, NJ] | August 2018 - November 2018

Editorial Assistant for the Business Books Department


Dynalloy, Inc. | February 2018

Web Editor


Warner Bros. DC Comics | June 2017 - September 2017

Editorial Intern


Chapman Chiropractic Center | April 2017 - June 2017

Receptionist


Kim’s eBay Business / Kim’s Antique Business | June 2012 - May 2018

Accounting Assistant/ Lead Sales Operator


Dynalloy, Inc. | June 2011 - September 2011

Accounting Assistant

Other Affiliations

Sigma Tau Delta / The International English Honor Society | April 2019 - Current

Alumni Member | March 2022 - Present; Alumni President (President of the Alumni Epsilon Chapter); Chair of The Strategic Planning Committee; & Editor of Inkblot | April 2019 - March 2022


MyAnimeList (MAL) ReWrite Team | March 2019 - June 2023

Volunteer Editor


Other Organizations

Member

Writers Coffeehouse | July 2019 - Current

Member of The Authors Guild | August 2019 - Current

Member of the American Copy-Editors' Society (ACES) | July 2018 - July 2022

Member of the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) | July 2018 - July 2021

Association of Magazine Media (MPA) | July 2018 - July 2019

American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) | July 2018 - July 2019

Campus Engagement

Editorial

The Prowl (Formerly PantherBuzz) | January 2018 - May 2018 

Editor-in-Chief


Prowl Magazine | January 2018 - April 2018

Managing Editor


The Upstart Crows, Chapman University’s Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Journal | August 2017 - May 2018 

Editing-in-Chief


Anastamos, Chapman University’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Journal | August 2017 - May 2018 

Editing Staff Member 


Calliope, Chapman University’s Journal for Art and Creative Writing | August 2017 - May 2018

Editing Staff Member 


The Underground, Chapman University’s Experimental Zine | August 2016 - May 2018

Editing Staff Member


The Promethean, Concordia University’s Literary Journal | September 2013 - April 2015

Editing Staff Member 


Clubs and Organizations

Sigma Tau Delta, Chapman University’s Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter | September 2016 - May 2018

President (2017-2018 Academic Year); Vice President (Spring 2017); Director of Programming (Fall 2016) 


Classics Club | January 2016 - May 2018

Active Member


Japanese Study Group | January 2016 - May 2017

Founding Member, President and Event Coordinator


Concordia University of Portland, Oregon | September 2013 - May 2015

Volunteer, Night Strike


Volunteer, Fine Arts Out-Reach Program

Organizations & Volunteer Work

Night Strike & Fine Arts Out-Reach Program with Concordia University | September 2012 - May 2015

Volunteer

Skills

Computer Skills


Management & Leadership


Communication, Marketing, & Editorial Skills


Languages


Art