Achievements & Education

 Awards & Achievements

  • Nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011 and 2012
  • Finalist for the 2015 William Faulkner Wisdom-in-Writing Essay Competition
  • Short List for finalists in the 2014 William Faulkner Wisdom-in-Writing Essay Competition
  • Semi-finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner Wisdom-in-Writing Poetry Competition
  • First place winner of the 2013 Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards for short fiction
  • Finalist in the 2013 William Faulkner Wisdom-in-Writing Poetry Competition
  • Short Story “Broken” used as inspiration for a short film in the 2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival
  • Second place winner of the 2012 Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards for non-fiction
  • Finalist for an independent poem and semi-finalist for a co-authored poem in the 2012 William Faulkner Wisdom-in-Writing Poetry Competition
  • Lifetime member Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina Upstate in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on Law and Journalism and a minor in English.
  • Associate of Science from Mercyhurst College in Legal Office Management
  • CareNet Certificate Emergency Intake Crisis Counseling
  • Trained Victim’s Advocate for Greenville County Rape Crisis