PUBLIC READINGS & PRESENTATIONS

University of Wyoming MFA Program Reading Series (creative nonfiction), Night Heron Books & Coffeehouse, Laramie, WY, 2020

Alligator Juniper Literary Magazine Launch Event (poetry), Peregrine Bookstore, Prescott, AZ, 2015.

Baccalaureate Presentation: A Delicate History of Fractures (poetry), Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, 2013.

Alligator Juniper Literary Magazine Launch Event (fiction), Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, 2012.

Conservation Biology Symposium Presentation: One island, two nations: deforestation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, 2012.


PRESS

Smith, M., Smith, N., León, W., & Liebelson, D. (2020, February 26). Meet the first years: Part 2 (C. Miller, Interviewer). Creative Writing @ the University of Wyoming student blog.

Smith, M., Smith, N., León, W., & Liebelson, D. (2020, February 5). Meet the first years: Part 1 (C. Miller, Interviewer). Creative Writing @ the University of Wyoming student blog.

Chandler, M. J. Meaning Making through “the Art of Natural History: A Constructivist Approach. [MA Thesis, Prescott College]. 2014, pp 48-49. Web. 26 Nov. 2018.


AWARDS, HONORS & GRANTS

2020: H. G. Merriam Grant
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

2020: Haub Student Research and Creative Activities Grant
Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources, Laramie, WY

2019: University of Wyoming’s MFA Program in Creative Writing (2019-2021), one of four admitted out of ~250 applicants.

2014: AmeriCorps Education Award
American Conservation Experience, Flagstaff, AZ

2013: Baccalaureate Speaker representing Prescott College’s graduating class, one of eleven students selected from nominations.

2013: Student Union Board Senior Project Grant
Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

2010: Environmental and Social Justice Scholarship
Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

2010: John W. Powell Scholarship
Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.


TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

University of Wyoming   2019-present
Primary Instructor, English 1010: Composition & Rhetoric

Prescott College   2019
Field Assistant, Coastal Ecology

Prescott College Writing Center   2013-2014
Writing Consultant

Prescott Creeks & Watershed Program   2013; 2014
Environmental Educator

Chapel Rock Aspen Creek Outdoor School   2014
Ropes Facilitator

Miller Valley Elementary School   2010
Student Teaching Assistant

Ocean Classroom Foundation   2008-2014
Second Mate, Maritime Educator, Boatswain, Safety Officer.


OTHER RESEARCH & CREATIVE PROJECTS

2019-present: In the production phase on a podcast episode about music, the West, and two very different kinds of cowboys for Wyoming Public Media.

2013: Undergraduate Senior Project. “Maine Waters: Conservation of Marine and Freshwater Communities.” Thesis Advisor: Thomas Lowe Fleischner.

2013: Undergraduate Senior Project.”Writing Home: An Anthology of Home and Place.” Nonfiction Thesis Advisor: Melanie Bishop; Poetry Thesis Advisor: Sheila Sanderson.