M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Major Field of Study: Poetry. 9 May 2013.
THESIS, “Blueprint for a Sand Castle.” A Creative Thesis. Thesis Advisor: Professor Maureen Seaton, University of Miami. April 2012.
B.A. English Literature with a minor in Professional Education, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. May 2009.
English Composition Professor, University of Miami. Spring 2015-presently.
Writing Center Tutor, University of Miami. Fall 2010-presently.
English Composition Instructor, University of Miami. Fall 2013-Fall 2014.
English Composition Instructor, Barry University. Fall 2013-Fall 2014.
Writing Center Tutor, Barry University. Fall 2013.
English Composition Lecturer, University of Miami. Fall 2012- Spring 2013.
Teaching Assistant, full-time, University of Miami, Department of English, Creative Writing Program. 15 August 2010- 15 May 2013. English 106 instructor (Spring 2013), English 105 instructor (Fall 2012), Introduction to Creative Writing instructor (Spring 2012),
English 105 instructor (Fall 2011), Writing Center tutor (Fall 2010- Spring 2011).
University of Miami Writing Center Tutor, Full-time. Summer B 2011.
Miami Dade College Substitute Faculty Adjunct, Department of English. June 2009-May 2013.
Ransom Everglades Middle School Substitute Teacher. August 2009- present.
Ransom Everglades School Summer Camp Sailing Instructor, full-time. June 2006- August 2010.
Ransom Everglades Upper School Girls Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. June 2005- May 2010.
Intern at Coconut Grove Elementary (Coconut Grove, FL), Pickett Elementary School (Jacksonville, FL), toward Education minor, 2005-2009.
Committee member. Intergroup Dialogue Working Group. University of Miami. Chair. Presently.
Chair. Culture of Belonging Teaching Circle. English Composition. University of Miami. Fall 2017.
Writer in Residence at the Deering Estate at Cutler, Miami, FL. June 2014- June 2016.
Recipient of the University of Miami VONA (Writing Workshops for Writers of Color) Scholarship. January 2013.
Winner of the University of Miami 2011-2012 Outstanding MFA Teaching Assistant Award.
Recipient of a teaching assistantship and full scholarship to graduate school at the University of Miami, Department of English. 15 August, 2010- 15 May 2013.
Winner of The Miami Herald Haiku Challenge. “Oxy Express.” April 2011.
“On the Ground” prose poem nominated by the University of Miami at Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journal Contest in Washington DC. Feb 2011.
Recipient of Florida’s Bright Future’s Scholarship 2002-2009.
Recipient of the Ransom Everglades Creative Writing Award 2002.
Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Ransom Everglades High School Girls Track & Field 2002.
“Slots,” “Scraping,” and “Make a Decision.” Barking Sycamores. Issue 13. September 1, 2017. http://neurodiversitymatter.com/barkingsycamores/category/Issue-13/. Online.
“How to Make an Abstract Painting in 5 Steps.” Dreame Diaries. August 2015. http://www.dreame.me/diaries/5-step-abstract-painting/ Online.
“Bombshell!” and “Powdered Sugar.” Paintings. Linden Lane Magazine. Volume 34. July 2015. Print.
“Old Cutler Waterhole.” Poem. Canyon Voices. January 2015. https://canyonvoices.asu.edu/ pg. 59. Online.
“entity of identity.” Cross-genre. The Acentos Review. May 2014. http://www.acentosreview.com/May2014/nicole-hospital-medina.html Online. Print.
“Poem.” Poem. Blunderbuss Magazine. www.blunderbussmag.com Spring 2014.
“How I View Poetry as Action.” Article. Poetry Crush. Fall 2013. http://poetrycrush.com/2013/06/27/poetry-crush-special-issue-women-write-resistance/ Online.
“Lights!” Poem. Poetry Crush. Fall 2013. http://poetrycrush.com/2013/06/27/poetry-crush- special-issue-women-write-resistance/ Online.
“morphine at sunset.” Poem. Paper Nautilus. Spring. 2013. Print.
“Inlet.” Poem. Cura: A Journal of Art and Action. Spring. 2013. http://curamag.com/issues/inlet.html.Online. Print.
“Lights!” Poem. Anthology. Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press) Spring. 2013. Print
“Clear Lines.” Poem. Anthology. Women Write Resistance Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press) Spring. 2013. Print.
“She Doesn’t Understand Why I Must Go to Georgia.” Poem. Linden Lane. Fall 2011. Print.
“RE Alumna Wins First Place in the Herald Haiku Challenge.” Article. Ransom Everglades Alumni Log. Summer. 2011. Print.
“Oxy Express.” Poem. The Miami Herald. 29 April 2011. Print.
“Oxy Express.” Poem. OMiami Wrap Up. http://www.knightarts.org/uncategorized/o-miami-wrap-up. 1 May 2011. Online.
“West Grove Youth Groups: Making a Difference for Island Park in the Sun.” Article. Ransom Everglades Alumni Log. Fall 2010. Print.
“West Grove Youth Groups: Making a Difference for Island Park in the Sun.” Article. The Channel. August 2010: 7. Print.
“Coconut Grove Youth Groups Help Clean Up Our Islands.” Article. Grand Ave News. 22 July 2010. Print.
“Coconut Grove Youth Groups Help Clean Up Our Islands.” Article. Grand Ave News. http://www.grandavenews.com/2010/07/22/coconut-grove-youth-groups-help-clean-up-our-islands/. 22 July 2010. Online.
Readings and Events
The Literary Lounge. Deering Estate, Festival of the Arts. Coordinator, Host and Reader. 10 April 2015.
February Features Exhibit Evening. Deering Estate. Visiting Poet. 18 February 2015.
Poetry reading at the Deering Estate at Cutler, Festival of the Arts, Poetry at the Fire Circle. 12 April 2014.
Visiting poet/speaker at Ransom Everglades Upper School. 16 December 2013.
Teaching English Composition Demo, Touro College. 18 June 2013.
Poet and Professor presenter for Career Day, Coral Gables Preparatory School. 1 May 2013.
Graduate of VONA Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color, University of Miami. 18-20 January 2013.
Visiting poet to Professor Clark Lunberry’s Poetry & Gender class, University of North Florida. 8 November 2012.
“100 Thousand Poets for Change,” Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. 20 September 2012.
M.F.A. Reading, Poetry presented to colleagues, faculty and the public at the CAS Gallery at the University of Miami. 26 April 2012.
Arts and Letters Day, “Creatures of the Night.” Poetry presented to colleagues, students and the public at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. 4 April 2012.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference 2012 in Chicago. Panel discussion. “Beyond Bilingualism: Teaching Creative Writing in the Multilingual and Monolingual Classroom.” 3 March 2012.
VONA/Voices at the University of Miami Writing Workshop facilitator. 13-15 January 2012.
“100 Thousand Poets for Change, a Global Event.” Poetry presented to faculty, students and public at Miami Dade College. 24 September 2011.
Collaborative Reading with poet/Professor Carolina Hospital. Poetry presented to faculty, students and the public at Keiser University. 18 May 2011.
M.F.A. Reading. Poetry presented to faculty, colleagues and public at the University of Miami, Oasis Deli. April 2011.
Arts and Letters Day, “Chaos, Conflict and Controversy.” Poetry presented to colleagues, students and the public at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. 6 April 2011.
U-speak Movie-telling Event, “The Scent of Denim.” Piece headlined and performed to faculty, colleagues, students and the public at the University of Miami, Oasis Deli. 21 March 2011.
Write Now Workshop 2011: UM hosts a creative writing weekend. Taught a two hour craft-intensive poetry workshop to the public. 19-20 February 2011.
Bluecat Screenplay Workshop, assistant to Prof. David Schroeder of Miami Dade College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 2010.
Arts and Letters Day, “Creative Minds,” Poetry presented to colleagues, students and the public at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. 7 April 2010.
Community and Environmental Service
Surfrider Foundation South Florida Chapter, Core Member. 2011- present.
Event Volunteer and Organizer for Surfrider’s ongoing Coastal Dune Restoration Program. 2011-present.
Surfers for Cetaceans Active Member. 2010- present.
“Hands Across the Sand,” An Anti-Offshore Drilling Project. Representative for Surfrider. South Beach, FL. 18 May 2013.
Presenter for Surfrider at Coral Gables Preparatory School. 1 May 2013.
Representative for Surfrider at Grassroots Festival, Virginia Key, FL. 26 February 2013.
Surfrider Goes Urban- Movie Night Fundraiser in Wynwood, FL. 16 February 2013.
“Hands Across the Sand,” An Anti-Offshore Drilling Project (sponsors include: Sierra Club, Oceana, Surfrider, Urban Paradise Guild), South Beach, FL. 25 June 2011.
Surfer for Surfrider in The 10th Annual Waterman’s Challenge, Cocoa Beach, FL. 19 June 2011.
Surfrider’s Mangrove Restoration Project, North Miami Beach, FL, noted in The Miami Herald. 9 June 2011.
Island E Restoration, A Spoil Island Restoration Project (sponsors include: Ransom Everglades Waterfront, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal, Shady Grove Baptist), Community Outreach, Coconut Grove, FL. 10 July 2010.