Education and Work Experience

Expected 2028

Stanford University | PhD Candidate, Department of English | Knight-Hennessy Scholar


Dwight Hall at Yale | Communications and Alumni Engagement Associate


Yale University | B.A. in English | Nonfiction Creative Writing Concentration | cum laude

Teaching and Tutoring

Spring 2023

Stanford University | Teaching Assistant

ENGLISH 11B: Introduction to English II: American Literature and Culture to 1855

Summer 2021

Yale Young Global Scholars | Solving Global Challenges Interdisciplinary Program Instructor

Seminar: James Baldwin and the (De)Formation of American Identity

Seminar: Let’s Go Viral (and Make it Count!)

Seminar: Is that Racist?


Yale University Poorvu Writing Center | ENGL 114, ENGL 120 Undergraduate Course Writing Fellow | Undergraduate Writing Fellow


Matriculate | College Advising Fellow


REACH New Haven | College Advising Fellow

Institutional Service


Stanford University, English Department | Undergraduate Senior Thesis Advisor

Stanford University, English Department | Graduate Student Conference Coordinator

Stanford University, English Department | Graduate Student Admit Committee

Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Stanford University | First-Generation Low-Income (FLI) Advisory Board Founder and Member

Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Stanford University | Humanities Advisory Board Founder and Member

Stanford University | First-Generation Low-Income Graduate Mentor


1stGenYale | Volunteer Interviewer

Academic Conferences and Publications

Presenter, “Dissolving the Door: David’s Queer and Straight-Passing Identity Mediated in Giovanni’s Room’s Reflective Frame,” African American Literature and Culture Society, American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2023.

Alumni Panelist, “Being the First But Not the Last 2023 Conference,” 1stGenYale, New Haven, CT April 2023.

“A Ballad and a Riot: Analyzing Gwendolyn Brooks’ Shift in Style and Her Exploration of Black Autonomy,” Yale Historical Review, 2020.

Fellowships and Awards


Knight-Hennessy Fellowship | Knight-Hennessy Scholar


Jonathan Edwards College | Creative Writing Prize

Yale Daily News Magazine | Honorable Mention for Wallace Prize    

Jonathan Edwards College | The Robert Perkins Award 

Yale Undergraduate Research Association | 2nd Place Yale Senior Showcase

2020, 2021

Dwight Hall at Yale | Community Response Fellowship


Yale Fellowships | Domestic Summer Award   

2018, 2019 

Yale’s Matriculate Chapter | Advising Fellow Award


Yale Fellowships | International Summer Award


Yale English Department | J. Edgar Meeker Prize for Poetry


QuestBridge | National QuestBridge Scholar

Elks Foundation | Most Valuable Student Scholarship