Professional Experience

Director of Marketing
Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC
November 2020 - Present

Website and Online Marketing Manager
Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC
February 2018 - November 2020

Field Agent (part-time)
Atlas Obscura Society, DC
January 2018 - August 2019

Writer, Editor, and Web Designer
May 2017 2018 - January 2018

Writer and Donor Communications
International Medical Corps, Washington, DC
October 2015 - April 2017

Graduate Assistant, Graduate Enrollment Management
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
July 2014 - September 2015 (previously July 2010 - August 2012)

Intern, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (part-time)
U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
February 2015 - June 2015

Adjunct Professor of English
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
August 2012 - May 2014



Ph.D. in English
The George Washington University, May 2015

Dissertation: Looking for the Picturesque: Tourism, Visual Culture, and the Literature of Travel in the Long Nineteenth Century (Defended March 27, 2015)
Committee: Jennifer Green-Lewis (chair), Maria Frawley, Judith Plotz, Daniel DeWispelare, and Nathan Hensley (Georgetown University)

M.A. in English
University of Exeter, January 2007

Dissertation: Looking through the Text: The Optics of Textual Mediation in the Literature of Travel, 1857 - 1916
Director: Ana Parejo-Vadillo (Birkbeck, University of London)
Awarded: Distinction, with Commendation for highest mark given to an M.A. dissertation in English at Exeter

B.A. in English
The University of Southern Mississippi, May 2004

Awarded: Highest Honors
Study Abroad: The British Studies Program in London, England (Summer 1999) and the Abbey Program in Pontlevoy, France (Spring 2003)