Abridged CV

EDUCATION

North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC
MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction '20

Duke University; Durham, NC
MA in Religion '18

Elon University; Elon, NC
BA in Jewish Professional Leadership '16
Minors: Creative Writing; Middle East Studies

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ACADEMIC AWARDS AND GRANTS

North Carolina State University Robbie Knott Endowment for Exemplary Writing
Duke University Perilman Fellowship
Duke University Perilman Summer Stipend: "And You Shall Teach Them to Your Children: A Material Study of Jewish Children's Books"
Elon University Johnston Scholar
Elon University Talmid Fellowship in Jewish Social Justice

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CREATIVE AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Finalist; "Burying a Jew in Fayetteville"March/April 2019 Glimmer Train "Family Matters" Contest

Finalist; "Zochreini" – 2019 North Carolina State Fiction Contest

Finalist; "Dream Eater" – 2019 North Carolina State Shorter Fiction Contest

Nomination; "Translation" – 2018 Pushcart Prize

Honorable Mention; "Fidelis" – 2018 North Carolina State Fiction Contest

First Place – 2017 Jane Egbert Short Story Award

Finalist; "The Cannibal’s Wife" – 2017 North Carolina State Shorter Fiction Contest

Finalist; "Yerushalayim" – 2015 North Carolina State Poetry Contest

First Place – 2014 Frederick Hartmann Contest Poetry Award, as judged by Paisley Rekdal

Judges Award – Elon Human Rights and Social Justice Writing Contest

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SELECTED ESSAYS AND CREATIVE WORK

The Case for More Jewish VillainsAlma

Before COVID-19 [...] Now, I'm more Jewishly connected than everJTA

Translation; The Tishman Review  4.1 2018

For Rose, Whom Everyone Else Calls Telia; Eastern Iowa Review 8 2019

Just Outside the Israeli Desert; Poetica Magazine

On Kippot and Counterprotests; Jewish Currents

Allison is Figuring Some Things OutNat. Brut. 8

I Will Not Be Returning to Chesterfield MallVagabond City

Natural Sky Reserves; Write About Now’s litter: a twitterary magazine

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