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EDUCATION

University of Alabama
MFA in Creative Writing

West Chester University
BA in Speech Communications
Minors in Creative Writing and Spanish

EXPERIENCE

Apple, Inc.
Writer, 2013 - present
I write articles and messages for our retail teams, and scripts, weekly talking points, tweets, and commemoration copy for our retail executives and team leaders. I also write web copy for employee engagement sites.

Apple, Inc.
QA Engineer and Customer Outreach, 2010 - 2013
I performed customer outreach and bug testing with the Aperture QA team and contacted customers to act as the intermediary between our software engineers and the general public.

Saint Francis High School and Milpitas High School
English Teacher, 2001 - 2005
I taught writing and American & British Literature. I coached the Saint Francis Boys Varsity Tennis Team and was a counsellor for Anytown, USA, a program designed for students to help them understand cultural differences within the student population.

Octopus Software
Technical Writer, 2000 - 2001
I wrote the training manual on how to use the Octopus software, as well as the help pages for the consumer site.

Moriguchi City School District, Moriguchi, Japan
ESL Teacher, 1996 - 1997
I wrote curriculum and taught English as a second language to middle school students as part of the Japan Exchange Teaching Programme.

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

My interests include writing, photography, music, travel, and riding my motorcycle. I have poems and stories published in a few small literary magazines and have been making photographs since receiving my first Polaroid camera in 8th grade. I was in an indy rock band for many years (michael’s nervous), design and maintain my own website, was captain of the Varsity Men’s Tennis Team in college, and enjoy experiencing other cultures in general.

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