When I was applying to college, I chose to pursue an English major because I wanted to write. I had discovered the joy of creative writing back in middle school when I realized there were stories I wanted to read, but no one wrote, so I decided to write them myself. By the time I was a senior in high school, I had produced well over 250 pages of fanfiction.
As a student at UC Berkeley, I wrote essays, research papers, reflection papers, and food articles for Spoon University. I took short fiction writing courses and wrote two theses. The first, “The Persistence of the Dream: Tracing the Shakespearean Icon Through Two BBC Adaptations,” was written during an English 190 research seminar in my third year. The second was an honors thesis titled “Romanticization and Reality: How Fan Engagement in Three Contemporary Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Speaks to the Strength of Austen’s Legacy,” written during my fourth year.
After graduation, I worked shortly as a content writer at a media marketing company before becoming a project manager in marketing and communications at the Cal Alumni Association. I continue to write—mostly for myself now—but continue to occasionally publish on my blog.
Inspiration can be fleeting. If you have any ideas you’d like to see it come to life, I would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to hit me up via social media or fill out the form below, if you are ever so inclined.