Crazy Horse MemorialCrazy Horse, South Dakota (2020) – Artist-in-residence

Keep St. Pete Lit, St. Petersburg, Florida (2020) – Poet-in-residence

Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) BIPOC Residency, Portland, Oregon (2020) – Artist-in-residence

North Street CollectiveWillits, California (2019) – Poet-in-residence

National Parks Art Foundation, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2019) – Writer-in-residence

@Art4U Instagram Residency (2018) – Poet-in-residence

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska (2018) – Writer-in-residence

Hosking Houses Trust, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England (2017) – Fellow and writer-in-residence

Paris Lit Up, Paris, France (2017) – Poet-in-residence

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England (2017) – Poet-in-residence

WISC (Women’s International Study Center), Santa Fe, New Mexico (2017) – Fellow and writer-in-residence at the Acequia Madre House

Literary Arts, Portland, Oregon (2016) – Writer in the schools (WITS) teaching artist and writer-in-residence


First Peoples Fund Artist in Business FellowMissoula, Montana

Open Signal New Media FellowPortland, Oregon

Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow, The British Library, London, England

Everett Helm Visiting Fellow, Bloomington, Indiana

Halcyon Arts Lab FellowWashington DC

The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Incubator, Chicago, Illinois


PDXWIT (Portland Women in Technology) (2019)

Beaverton Arts Diverse Art Offerings (2019)

Regional Arts & Culture Council (2018 & 2019)

Oregon Art’s Commission Career Opportunity Grant (2016)

Gallery Exhibitions

New Media Fellow Exhibition at Open Signal
Portland, oregon
2020: emBODY poetry

Heavy Souls Exhibition at Emergency Gallery
Vervey, Switzerland
2019: Queerology

yəhaw̓ Exhibition at King Street Station
Seattle, Washington
2019: Red/Act

Umbra New Prints for a Dark Age: “Red/Act” (2019)
International Print Center New York City (IPCNYC)
New York, New York
2019: Red/Act

Parallelism Exhibition at IA&A at Hillyer
Washington DC
2019: Red/Act


Tualatin Valley Arts & Leadership Incubator|

Chemeketa Community College, Portland, Oregon
Visiting poet

The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Poetry instructor, “Poetry Inspired By the True North”

Literary Arts, Portland, Oregon
Writers in the Schools (WITS) resident teaching artist

International Women’s Writing Guild Summer Conference, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Workshop teacher for “Crafting a Lucrative Writing Career”

Oregon Writing Festival, Portland, Oregon
Taught a workshop titled “Business Writing”

Politecnico, San Jose, Costa Rica
Writing Instructor

Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
Writing Instructor

The Fulbright Commission, London, England
Led a year-long mentorship for students preparing to study writing abroad

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Graduate Assistant (taught writing courses)


Reader Views Literary Award (2020) – Winner of the annual award for most innovative book of poetry for Savagery

The Birdy Prize (2020) – Winner of the annual Meadowlark Book prize for Selected Poems 2000 – 2020 

Book Excellence Award (2020) – Winner of the annual poetry prize for Savagery

BAAS Public Engagement & Impact Award (2020) – Award for SEO analysis of the “Wise Indian” trope

Independent Book Publisher Award (2019) – Gold for The Wrong Kind of Indian

American Book Fest (2019) – Gold for The Wrong Kind of Indian

Literary Arts Writers of Color Showcase Winner (2019)

Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award for Creative Writers (2018) – First place

Willamette Writers Kay Snow Award for Fiction (2018) – First place

Potlatch Fund for Native Artists (2017 and 2018)

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for Poetry (2017) – Poetry recipient

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) 40 Under 40 Awards (2017) – 40 Under 40 Awardee

Portland Story Theater Top Ten Pick of the Year (2016) – Selected as one of the top ten stories told of 2016 for “Indian Burns”

The American Business Awards (2015) – Startup of the Year, Bronze

The Golden Bridge Awards (2015) – Startup of the Year, Bronze

Nina Mae Kellogg Award (2005) – Award recipient

Editing & Review Positions

Exclamat!ion: An Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal, Exeter, UK (2017 – Present)—Creative Writing Editor

Airlie Press: A non-profit poetry publisher, Portland, OR (2017 – Present)—Poetry Editor

Bending Genres Literary Journal, (2017 – Present) – Associate Poetry Editor

Foreword Reviews (2016 – Present) – Poetry reviewer


University of Exeter
Exeter, England
– PhD in English Literature (in progress)
– MPhil in English Literature (2019)

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
– Master’s in Writing (Completed second year interning with The Fulbright Commission in London, England)
– Bachelor’s in English Literature

Readings, Performances, Workshops & Speaking Engagements

Art of Leadership Virtual Celebration & Solidarity Event (2020) – Featured poet

Poets in Pajamas (2020) – Featured poet

Currents Festival (2020) – Featured poet and artist at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Terroir Creative Writing Festival (2020)
McMinnville, Oregon (2020) – Featured poet and workshop leader

Incite: Queer Writers Read at Literary Arts
Portland, Oregon (2020) – Featured poet

Silverton Poetry Festival
Silverton, Oregon (2020) – Featured poet

The Voice of Empathy Literary Salon at The Tiny Theatre PDX
Portland, Oregon (2020) – Featured poet

Write 2 Publish Conference
Portland, Oregon (2020) – Panelist on “Finding Funding for Writing Projects”

British Association for American Studies Annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference at The British Library
London, UK (2019) – Chair for the panel “Technology and America”

Litcrawl with Lilla Lit
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet for official Portland Book Festival off-site event

Lilla Literary Series at Leach Botanical Gardens
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Tsunami Books Reading Series
Eugene, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Art Center East Reading Series
La Grande, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Annie Blooms Books Reading Series
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet at Airlie Press book launch

White Dog Literary Salon
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

North Street Collective Monthly Showcase
Willits, California (2019) – Featured artist

By the People Festival
Washington, DC (2019) – Poetry workshop leader on “VR and Poetry”

Tualatin Valley Creates Incubator Kickoff Event
Hillsboro, Oregon (2019) – Featured teaching artist

The Book Bin Monthly Reading Series
Salem, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Chemeketa Community College
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Visiting Poet final presentation

Literary Arts Writers of Color Showcase
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Write 2 Publish Conference
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Panelist on “Conscious Writing and Editing”

Women’s Transatlantic Prison Activism Since 1960 Symposium at Oxford University
Oxford, UK (2019) – Panelist on “Poetic ‘Justice:’ Incarcerated Indigenous Women in America”

Devil’s Den off-site reading for AWP
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured speaker

Open Studios at Halcyon Arts Lab
Washington DC (three events 2018 – 2019) – Featured artist

Book signing for Unsolicited Press at AWP
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Yale Union reading with Submission Reading Series for off-site AWP event
Portland, Oregon (2019) – Featured poet

Night of Ideas at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn in collaboration with the French Embassy
Washington DC (2019) – Featured speaker on indigenous incarceration

Crazy Horse Memorial Summer Arts and Culture Program
Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse, South Dakota (2018) – Talking Circle Lecturer

Mother Foucault Bookstore
Point Circle Literary Journal, Portland, Oregon (2018) – Featured Poet

Potlatch Convening
Bi-annual Potlatch convening, Darby, Montana (2018) – Lecturer on current SEO best practices for indigenous artists

KBOO “Poetry and Everything” segment
Portland, Oregon (2018)—Featured poetry author

Association of Writers and Publishers (AWP) Conference
AWP Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida (2018) – Panelist onHeads in the Cloud: A Consideration of Poetics and Technology, hosted by Submittable”

International Poetry Festival: Crossing Borders
Poet’s Arbour, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England (2017) – Workshop leader on Native American poetics

Plonk Reading Series
Corkscrew Wine Bar, Portland, Oregon (2017) – Featured novelist

Rhubarb Poetry Reading
Jade Lounge, Portland, Oregon (2017) – Reading from poetry collections

Many Voices of Women’s Fiction Book Club
Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association, virtual (2017) – Featured novelist for Q&A session with readers

PSA: Providing Service Through Art
Ford Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2017) – Reading from poetry collections

Writers of Color Literary Arts Reading
Literary Arts, Portland, Oregon (2017) – Reading from poetry collections

Unchaste Readers Series
Literary Arts, Portland, Oregon (2017) – Reading from poetry collections with other female writers

Yellow Dog Bookstore Reading
Yellow Dog Bookstore, Columbia, Missouri (2017) – Reading from poetry collections and novel

BooksOrBooks Reading
BooksOrBooks Bookstore, Las Vegas, Nevada (2017) – Reading from poetry collections and novel

Another Read Through Reading and Launch Party
Another Read Through Bookstore, Portland, Oregon (2017) Launch party for The Wrong Kind of Indian

Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk
Balance 365 Fitness, Hillsboro, Oregon (2016) Featured (literary) artist at city event

Lunch and Learn with Jessica Mehta: Native American Heritage Month
Metro regional government offices, Portland, Oregon (2016) – Keynote speaker

Night Circus, Lit Crawl
The Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon (2016) Closing performer reading poetry

Sauvignon Tongued Devils Spoken Word Night
Devil’s Den Wine Bar, Portland, Oregon (2016 – 2017) Host for monthly event

Transmit Cultures Monthly Speaker Series
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (2017) Featured speaker discussing Native Americans in publishing

Ooligan Press’ Write to Publish Conference
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (2017) Panelist discussing diversity in the publishing world

Urban Teller’s Wordstock Edition Performance
The Fremont Theater, Portland, Oregon (2016) – Spoken word urban story telling performer

Berl’s Poetry Bookshop Reading
Brooklyn, New York (2016) – Featured poet with Ananda Lima and Emily Pryor

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (2015 and 2016) Featured poet and novelist at the Northwest’s largest literary festival

JenningsWire Podcast
United States, (2015) – Featured author discussing “Make 6 Figures with Your Writing Degree”

World Outsourcing Solutions Podcast
United Kingdom (2015) – Featured author on “Work at Home Success”

Poetry Brothel
Dante’s, Portland, Oregon (2016) “Poetry whore” for an international show offering an immersive, interactive poetry experience in a “bordello” environment where poets provide one-on-one intimate readings

Portland State University MFA in Poetry Spring Colloquium
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (2016) Featured speaker discussing how to make a living as a writer with an advanced writing degree

Mt. Hood Cherokee Summit
Portland, Oregon (2015)Keynote speaker on what it means to be a Native American writer

Wilson High School’s Literary Event Festival
Portland, Oregon (2015) Keynote speaker on being a Native American female writer

Unknown Words with Matthew Anderson Podcast
United States (2014) – Featured poet

University of Maryland Baltimore (UMBC) Symposium on Learning Strategies McNair Scholars Presentations
Baltimore, Maryland (2005) – Featured McNair Scholar presenting my dissertation on “Poetry as Therapy”

Volunteer & Community Engagement

Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Project Grant
(2020) – Volunteer panelist for the Literature and Multi-Discipline proposals

Pidgeonholes Literary Journal
(2019 – present) – Volunteer poetry reader

NYC Midnight Creative Writing and Screenwriting Competition
New York, New York (2019) – Judge

VoiceCatcher Journal and Non-Profit
(2016 – 2017) – President of the Board of Directors

Grant Poetry Slam
(2017) – Judge for Grant High School’s annual Poetry Slam Competition

Eric Hoffer Book Awards Judging Panel
(2017) – Poetry judge for the 2017 awards

Small Business Philanthropy
(2013 – present)As part of my business model, I offer complimentary writing and editing services to Native Americans and non-profits based in the Northwest

The Jessica Tyner Scholarship Fund
(2013 – present) Founder of the sole scholarship in the US providing funding to Native American graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in writing or a related field

Get it Ohm!
(2013 – present)Founder of a karmic yoga movement in Portland offering free yoga classes to groups that otherwise face obstacles practicing yoga in traditional studios

Contemporary Literary Review India
(2015 – present) – Poetry editor

Oregon Literary Council’s Writers of Color Panel
Literary Arts Council, Portland, Oregon (2015 – present) Founding member of the panel, which helps direct the diversity initiative of the Council


Harvardx Buddhism Through Its Scriptures verified certification: Harvard University (remote)

TESOL/TEFL (teaching English as a second/foreign language): Center for Teacher Development in San Jose, Costa Rica

E-RYT® (experienced registered yoga teacher): Peak Beings in Limón, Costa Rica with Yoga Alliance accreditation

RCYT® (registered children’s yoga teacher): The Lotus Seed in Portland, Oregon with Yoga Alliance accreditation

YACEP® (Yoga Alliance continuing education provider): Yoga Alliance in Arlington, Virginia

CPT (certified personal trainer): National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in Chandler, Arizona

CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator): CPR Lifeline in Portland, Oregon


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