Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Environmental literature, American nature writing, ecocriticism, animal studies, extinction narratives, posthumanism, bioregionalism and sense of place, log homes in American literature


University of Colorado Boulder: 2018 – Present
PhD, English Literature

Green Mountain College: 2014
MS, Environmental Studies, Concentration in Writing and Communications
Summa Cum Laude
Thesis: “Returning Home: The Novels of Hermann Hesse and Reinhabiting a LifePlace”

Skidmore College: 2010
BA, Environmental Studies (Social and Cultural Perspectives), Minor in Expository Writing
Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors
Thesis: “Wings and Words: A Field Guide to the Birds of North American Environmental Literature”
Capstone: “Place of the Swift Waters: A History of the First People of the Saratoga Lake Watershed”

Honors and Awards

Rebecca V. Knoettge Memorial Scholarship Endowment, University of Colorado Boulder, Fall 2019.

Graduate School Domestic Travel Grant, University of Colorado Boulder, June 2019.

United Government of Graduate Students Travel Grant, University of Colorado Boulder, June 2019.

William B. Markward Scholarship, University of Colorado Boulder, Fall 2018.

Vermont Studio Center Residency for Fiction Writing, April 2018.

Joseph C. Palamountain Jr. Prose Award, Skidmore College, May 2010.

Periclean Scholar's Award Finalist, Skidmore College, May 2010.

Periclean Honor Society, Skidmore College, May 2010.

Honors Forum, Skidmore College, May 2010.

Beverly Beatson Grossman '58 Endowed Scholar, Skidmore College, September 2008.



“Returning Home: The Novels of Hermann Hesse and Reinhabiting a Life-Place,” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), under revision.

“Climate Change as ‘Evidence of Upheaval’: Insights from Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams,” Kudzu House Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 3-4, 2016–2017.

Book Reviews

“Review of The Secret Lives of Glaciers by M Jackson,” The Hopper, May 2019

“Mourn We Must: A book review of Mourning Nature edited by Ashlee Cunsolo and Karen Landman,” The Goose, vol. 17, no. 1, 2018.

“Sea Change: A book review of Deep Salt Water by Marianne Apostolides,” The Goose, vol. 16, no. 1, 2017.

“The Gourmand's Dilemma: A book review of The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel,” The Goose, vol. 14, no. 2, 2016.


“Freetown,” About Place Journal, May 2019.

Creative Nonfiction

“Moments with Barred Owls,” Zoomorphic, May 2017.

“Guyibera,” The Curlew, Spring 2017.

“Wantage, New Jersey,” The Place Where You Live, Orion, January/February 2016.

Journalism and Blog Entries

“In the path of the jaguar,” Dirt, March/April 2019.

“Walking with (not riding on) elephants,” Dirt, January/February 2019.

“In an old keg, turning plastic into diesel,” Dirt, November/December 2017.

“Commemorating Derek Walcott,” The Island School blog, April 2017.

“One Plant at a Time,” Dirt, September/October 2014.

“Planting Trees is a TREAT,” The Ecotone Exchange, September 2014.

“Every Path Leads Homeward,” The Ecotone Exchange, July 2014.

“Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand,” News from the Field, the School for Field Studies blog, June 2014.

“Food for Frogs,” The Ecotone Exchange, February 2014.

“Beware the Cassowary,” Dirt, January/February 2014.

“Yidinji Country,” The Ecotone Exchange, November 2013.

“Slow Food? Depends on the Wind,” Dirt, July/August 2013.

“Strange Bedfellows,” Dirt, May/June 2013.

“When Nature Calls,” Dirt, September/October 2012.

“A Reel Education,” The Milford Journal, December 2010/January 2011.

Conference Presentations

“Exploring Kinship through Solitary Acts of Mourning,” ASLE Thirteenth Biennial Conference, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, June 2019.

“Shelley’s Prophetic Diet: Climate Change and the Environmental Ethics of Vegetarianism,” Where Literary Fields Meet: Graduate Ecocriticism in Practice, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, April 2019.

“Editors' Roundtable: Publishing Truth in a Post-Truth World,” ASLE Twelfth Biennial Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, June 2017.

“Arctic Nightmares: An Ecocritical Reading of Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams in the Context of Climate Change in 2016,” John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference: Sharp Eyes IX, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY, June 2016.

“Returning Home: The Novels of Hermann Hesse and Reinhabiting a LifePlace,” ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, June 2015.


University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO): January 2019 – Present
ENGL1230: Environmental Literature (Fall 2019)
ENGL1270: Introduction to American Women’s Literature (Spring 2019)

Sussex County Community College (Newton, NJ): August – December 2017
ENGL101: English Composition I, two sections (Fall 2017)

The Island School (Eleuthera, The Bahamas): August 2016 – June 2017
Literature and Writing, four sections (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Vermont Institute of Natural Science (Quechee, VT): August 2012 – July 2013
Classes taught: Predators of the Sky, Winged Wonders, Raptors Up Close, Talk to the Trainer, Raptor Road Trip, Owls and Their Calls, Bird ER.

New Jersey School of Conservation (Branchville, NJ): August 2011 – July 2012
Classes taught: Beaver Ecology, Black Bear Ecology, Herpetology, Natural Areas Inventory: Tillman Ravine Hike, Water Ecology, Early American Woodworking, Conservation Photography, Nature Writing, Papermaking, Group Initiatives, Climbing Wall, Confidence Course, Orienteering, Survival, Archery, Canoeing, Interpretive Hikes.

Pedagogy Training

ENGL5529: Teaching: Theory and Practice, University of Colorado Boulder, Spring 2019.

Environmental Literature Institute, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, June 2018.


PhD Representative, English Graduate Student Council, University of Colorado Boulder. 2019 – 2020.

Member, Environmental Literary Studies Reading Group, University of Colorado Boulder. August 2018 – Present.

Senior Division Prose Contest Judge, Bowseat Ocean Awareness Programs. August 2019 – Present.

Copyeditor, The Goose. September 2014 – Present.


Certificate in College Teaching, University of Colorado Boulder (in progress)

Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate, University of Colorado Boulder (in progress)

Wilderness First Responder, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medicine

Other Professional Activities

Managing Editor, The Hopper. October 2015 – Present.

Editor, Green Writers Press. July 2015 – August 2019.

Group Leader, National Geographic Student Expeditions, Thailand: Community Service. Chiang Rai, Thailand. July 2018, July 2019.

Group Leader, The Experiment in International Living, Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language. Amman, Jordan. July 2017.

Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference, Ripton, VT, June 2015. Workshop Leader: Craig Childs.

Program Associate: Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, SIT Study Abroad, Brattleboro, VT. September 2014 – July 2016.

Student Affairs Manager, The School for Field Studies, Yungaburra, Australia. August 2013 – June 2014.

Wildbranch Writing Workshop, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT, June 2010. Workshop Leader: Scott Russell Sanders.

Professional Affiliations

ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)

AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)

MLA (Modern Language Association)