When I was applying to college, I chose to pursue an English major because I wanted to write — even though English was one of my worst subjects in high school.
I had discovered the joy of creative writing back in middle school. There were stories I wanted to read, but no one wrote, so I saw no other option but to write them myself. By the time I was a senior in high school, I had produced well over 250 pages of fanfiction. FanFiction hasn’t always been well-received, but like any other writer, I had to start somewhere.
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 and produced articles about food, fitness, and health. I continue to produce content in my role at the Cal Alumni Association, and am also dedicating more time to writing original creative pieces — some of which may be found on my FictionPress account or scattered sporadically on my Tumblr — and maintaining my blog.
Inspiration can be fleeting. If you have any ideas and would 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.