|2015||Schulze Fellowship. Honored for a debut novel. Iowa City, IA.|
|2012||Kresge Fellow in the Literary Arts. Honored for a portfolio of fiction. Detroit, MI.|
|2005||Davidson Fellow, Laureate of Literature. First fellow to be awarded the top prize in the field of Literature. Honored for a portfolio of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Reno, NV.|
Selected Awards and Honors:
|2013||Featured Artist, “On the Road: Detroit,” group exhibition presented by the Art Book Review. Detroit, MI.
Featured Artist, “Art X Detroit,” group exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (MOCAD). Detroit, MI.
|2012||Recipient, Artist grant from Midtown Detroit Inc. Detroit, MI.|
|2010||Featured artist, “Pop Up Detroit,” group exhibition. Detroit, MI.
Recipient, Alice Webber Glover Award for original screenplay. Ann Arbor, MI.
|2007||Recipient, The Hopwood Award in Fiction. Ann Arbor, MI.|
|2006||Selected Participant, The New England Literature Program. Raymond, ME.|
|2004||Recipient, Louise Mooney Collins Creative Writing Scholarship, Thomson Gale Publishing Company, Farmington Hills, MI.|
MFA, Fiction, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) 2015
BA, Creative Writing, The Residential College. Graduated with Highest Honors. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 2009
BA, English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Graduated with high distinction. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 2009
Related Professional Experience:
Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa. 2015
Fiction Editor of The Iowa Review, a tri-annual literary journal. 2013-2015
Guest Teacher with Professional Education Services Group, Inc. Licensed in the state of Michigan. 2009-2012
Editorial Intern at Dzanc Books. 2008