I'm the mother of two daughters, wife of a world-traveling musically-inclined businessman, owner of one dog and one cat, and I've collected a couple of writing degrees over the years. I was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and my short stories have appeared in All Things Girl, Midwest Literary Magazine's Bearing North, Read Short Fiction, Literary House Review, The Battered Suitcase, and The Scruffy Dog Review.
UC Berkeley Aug. 1994-March 2005 Senior Editor - Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Industrial Relations Office (Reclassified from Editor January 2001) (Reclassified from Assistant Editor March 2000) (Reclassified from Production Assistant October 1996)
• Research, write, verify content, proofread, design layout, compare production costs, and select paper and ink for annual student awards brochure • Solicit and format research abstracts and résumés for publication in annual Research Summary and Graduate Résumé Book • Proofread, verify references and factual content for accuracy, and implement editorial changes for abstracts and résumés • Query students, faculty, and staff for missing or incorrect information • Format and maintain web pages and online submission form for Research Summary and Graduate Résumé Book • Write articles for bi-annual EECS News • Design page layout for EECS News; scan, crop, and size photos, write captions • Solicit for copy, edit copy, design page layout, and design covers for brochures • Collect, transfer, crop, and size graphics from various formats for publications • General desktop publishing using MS Word, PageMaker, Photoshop, FreeHand, Illustrator, FrameMaker, MS Excel, FileMaker Pro, and UNIX • Design program, web pages, signs, and name tags for annual conference
Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Mills College, December 2001 • Emphasis in Creative Nonfiction • Other courses included: Novel Writing, Poetry, Fiction, Russian Literature, and Contemporary Fiction by Women • Studied under: Cornelia Nixon, Elmaz Abinader, Cecile Pineda, Dodie Bellamy, Chana Bloch, Edward Milowicki, and Ruth Saxton • Overall GPA: 3.93
Bachelor of Arts in Literature/Writing, UC San Diego, June 1993 • Screenwriting (studied under Amy Greenfield) • Other courses included: Personal Narrative, Nature Writing, Fiction, Poetry, and Persuasion • Studied under: Quincy Troupe, Fanny Howe, Melvin Freilicher, Shirley Anne Williams, Rae Armantrout, and John Granger
• Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize, UC Berkeley, 2001 • Merit Bonus Award, UC Berkeley, 2000 • Distinguished Service Award, UC Berkeley, 1997
• finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers • short stories have appeared in All Things Girl, Midwest Literary Magazine's Bearing North, Read Short Fiction, Literary House Review, The Battered Suitcase, and The Scruffy Dog Review.