Projects

 Published “Isolation” in Jeopardy Magazine 2016

Jeopardy Magazine is Western Washington University’s literary magazine. My short fiction story “Isolation” was chosen for publication. Jeopardy receives thousands of submissions from students, faculty and alumni. Only five fiction pieces were chosen for this issue.  I also served as a content evaluator, a role in which I read submissions and wrote comments and suggestions about their potential publication.

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Her Campus Contributing Writer Author Page and Archive:

I Still Like the ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Animated Movie Better—Here’s Why
4 Quick ‘Breakfast in a Mug’ Recipes
Ways to be Productive This Winter Break
Last Minute Halloween Costume Inspired by The Office
What Thanksgiving Break is Really Like…As Told by Friends
Subscription Boxes: A Monthly Gift to Yourself
Thoughts from the Red Square Info Fair
Binge-Worthy TV Shows for Summer
The Whole 30: What, Why and How
What Dead Week is Really Like…As Told By New Girl
Best on Campus Study Spots
Red Square Struggles
7 Ways to De-stress Your Midterms Week

I also helped admin the Her Campus WWU Twitter.

 

 

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Published in the Yellow Chair Review Issue 3 (2015)

 

 

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Podcast series MouseTrap

I created a short podcast series titled “MouseTrap” in which I interviewed Disneyland Cast Members about their unexpected experiences at Disneyland. The podcast takes those experiences and asks larger rhetorical questions about the institution of a place like Disneyland. The episode linked above, in particular, asks about the public sense of ownership over the entertainment company.

 

 

The Campus Community Coalition Website

An advanced technical writing class I took revolved around service projects in the community. My team of three was chosen to create a webtext for the Campus Community Coalition that would engage students in essential information on renting and living in the community. I designed the 90s theme and wrote scripts for the video series we made, as well as edited and wrote text. This project was about translating information into multiple kinds of media and into language that would engage and inform a young audience.

Redesigned The Hunger Games book cover

Using Adobe Photoshop I redesigned The Hunger Games with covers that reflect distinctly different genres. This was a project to explore the impression visual genres give to a potential reader. I sought to alter the perception of the book to fit different visual genre expectations. It was really interesting to make conscious decisions about how I wanted the book to be misrepresented, rather than trying to actually capture the content accurately. My intention was to visually articulate the influence that book design, fonts, and colors all have on our impressions of a novel. There are certain expectations that come with a genre’s cover and to revert that, is both comical and confusing. It’s comical because these other genre tropes misrepresent the book to the point of hilarity. This is a dangerous power that the book cover holds, and truly teaches us to try not to judge a book by its cover! Genre isn’t just about the content and familiarity of a story, but also the entire aesthetic it presents. Visual genre is just as important to the marketing and publishing of content.

 

 

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Personal Writing Style Museum

This is a collection of personal essays in various styles of writing, accompanied by an analysis of those styles. I designed the entire website using Wix; chose photos, fonts and manipulated the layout.

 

 

Webtext Exploring Genre Stigmas

This was a research project where I conducted interviews and drew conclusions about stigmas and prejudice against certain genres and their readers. This webtext questions the definitions of literature and the resistance to material that is marketed for certain audiences.

 

Defining Young Adult Literature and Audience

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