Teaching

California State University Stanislaus

BIOL 4040 - Writing for Science and Life. A hybrid art and science writing proficiency (WP) course co-designed/taught with my husband and best friend, the brilliant Matthew R. Cover, for Stan State's intrepid biology department. We combine the humanities (creative writing, art, freewrites, poetry, etc), with science (STEM-based biology curricula, environmental science-based field research, data collection and analysis, etc), and teach students how to conduct generative/supportive peer review. Summer 2016 - current

California State University Stanislaus: Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE). I provide graduate students with writing support for professional and academic advancement, including: academic essays, research papers, theses and dissertations, personal statements, and more. Fall 2020 - current.

The Escapery: Your Art Collective. Co-founded in 2015 with the incredible Carson Beker, The Escapery is a collective of teachers dedicated to inclusivity, diversity, emerging writers and artists. 2015 - current.

Writing Rainbow: QTPOC Free School. Founded by the ultra-fabulous Celeste Chan, the QTPOC Free School serves and amplifies marginalized voices, provides a creative and alternative learning space for artists. Spring 2018 and Winter 2018.

San Francisco State University

CW 600 - Uses of Personal Experience. We deepened our practice of incorporating what we see and experience in the world, into our writing. Through the iterative process of freewrites, art, poetry, play readings, and readings of work by diverse authors, we learned to access personal experiences with a sense of agency. Fall 2019

CW 301 - Fundamentals of Creative Writing. A required course for undergraduates majoring in creative writing. Students read literature by diverse authors, and explored fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry. Students practiced workshopping in an encouraging and dynamic way. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.