Senior Editor, Electronics
Reviewed, part of the USA TODAY Network
May 2021 - Present
I help oversee the tech section while specializing in laptop, hardware, and gaming content. One of my main goals is to build an interdisciplinary gaming vertical. (I also write short book reviews for USA TODAY Books.)
Game Development Advisory Board Member
Fowler School of Engineering, Chapman University
September 2020 - Present
Honored and excited to be a part of designing new curriculum for my alma mater's game development minor. Also part of the narrative design subcommittee.
Staff Reporter, Reviews
March 2020 - May 2021
I was the go-to CPU, GPU, and laptop review gal. I also reported on internet tech and policy, cloud gaming, tech lawsuits, cat gadgets, and my horrible experiences with kitchen appliances.
Hardware Staff Writer
October 2018 - March 2020
I wrote gaming desktop PC reviews, hardware how-tos, and features for PCGamer.com, PC Gamer magazine, and Maximum PC magazine. Other beats were: cloud gaming, weird hardware, The Sims 4, BlizzCon, and Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2.
Instructor, Creative Writing Conservatory
Orange County School of the Arts
January 2017 - May 2021
I taught writing and genre study courses like Science and Technology in Literature, Game Writing, Interactive Fiction, Cyberpunk Literature, Mystery Writing, and Urban Myths and Legends. To quote some of my students, “Ten out of ten, would take again, ” and "I'm going to miss this class."
Senior Assistant Fiction Editor
Abyss & Apex
January 2015 - May 2021
May 2015 - October 2018
I spent most of my time reviewing video games and managing the reviews sections for a few independent games outlets, and doing QA/mock reviews for all-inclusive games PR companies.
Founder + Managing Editor
May 2016 - May 2017
With a few other students, I built an interdisciplinary graduate journal from scratch, launched our first issue in both digital and print, and even took a few trips to the east coast to promote the journal and sit on a panel. It was awesome.
Publicity Manager + Editor
Calliope Art & Literary Magazine
May 2015 - May 2016
I organized calls for submissions, designed flyers, improved the magazine's presence on our college campus, reviewed fiction and poetry submissions—you know, the usual.
MFA Creative Writing
2014 - 2017
National University of Ireland Galway
2010 - 2011
University of Redlands
BA English: Writing (Minor: Theater Arts)
2005 - 2009
Writers Guild of America, East
2020 - Present
Horror Writers Association
2017 - Present
California Arts Scholar