Copywriter + Digital Strategist at NewPoint Marketing, 2017 - present.

Copywriter + Digital Strategist at idc Marketing, 2017 - present.

Freelance magazine journalist for multiple regional publications in western MI, 2010-2011.

Literary Arts Editor of Dialogue, a university arts quarterly, 2009-2010.


"Social Media Marketing: Best Practices," Emerging Food Brands Forum, Purdue University, 2018.

"Social Media Marketing for Emerging Food Brands," Emerging Food Brands Forum, Purdue University, 2017.

"Post-Election Violence and Media Intervention in Kenya." 95th NCA Conference, Chicago, IL. 2011.

"A Primer on Peace Journalism." Nagel Institute, Calvin College. 2011. 


Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

National Geographic Society

Prison Greyhounds, Inc.


Master's of Arts, Rhetoric and Composition

Purdue University, 2014-2016

Bachelor's of Arts, English and Philosophy

Calvin College, 2006-2010


English 106 First-Year Composition:

Digital Rhetorics Syllabus Approach 

Purdue University (3 sections)

English 106 First-Year Composition:

Writing About Writing Syllabus Approach 

Purdue University (2 sections)

7th & 8th Grade English 

Suwon Christian Academy

Suwon, South Korea(2 years)

Honors Middle School English 

Avalon English Academy

Seoul, South Korea(1 year)


MarCom International Gold Award, Print Media, 2019

Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue English Department, 2015-2016

Quintilian Award for Outstanding Instruction in Rhetoric & Composition, Purdue English


Department, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Outstanding Tutor Award, Purdue Writing Lab, 2015-2016

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