SMITH Mag reading, March 2012

SMITH Mag reading, March 2012

Noyo River Review
”The Bridge”

Oracle Fine Arts Review
      "Red Tide"

West Branch Wired
     "The Africans" 

    "La Madrugada"
    "For My Brother"

The Literary Nest
  "Cheating Fate"

Sacramento News & Review
    Finalist, flash fiction contest:
    "When life gives you lemons"

Sacramento Stories on Stage
    “Big Dog” performed April 27, 2012

Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center’s Revel Art Show
  solo room, November 2011

sPARKLE n' bLINK // Quiet Lightning
"Wise Men"
“Politics of Inheritance” performed live at LitQuake
"La Madrugada"

They Do Exist!, Scribes Valley Publishing
    “Mother’s Day”


Washington SquareSan Jose State University's alumni magazine

Fall 2019

“Serving San Jose”
Marisa and Terell Johnson: Creating Space

Summer 2019


“Geology From the Ground Up”
“Solving DNA Puzzles, One Worm at a Time”
“Finding One’s Way: Proprioception and Biological Research”


“Like Father, Like Son”
“Hadiyah Ghoghari Aims High”
”Immigrant Heritage Month: Asbjorn Osland”
“Richard Sessions: Removing Obstacles for a Better Future”
”Mark and Kathy Loveless: Rewarding Spartan Service”
”Evan Low’s American Dream”

Spring 2019


”On Fire: SJSU’s Fire Weather Research Lab”


”Ruth Yaffe: ‘You Can Do It’”
”2018 MacArthur Fellow Titus Kaphar”
”Marc Slattery’s Research Under the Sea”
”Wayne Merry: Climbing First”

“Shirley Reekie: Sailor, Rower, Professor”
“Center Stage with Buddy Butler”
“Dan Fenstermacher: Photography for Hurricane Relief”
“Shanice Howard: In Search of the Perfect Routine”
”Lisa Peters: Making Waves”
”Agnieszka Winkler: Silicon Valley Pioneer”
”Susan Verducci: 2019 Outstanding Professor”
”Melody Esfandiari: 2019 Outstanding Lecturer”

”The Promise of Stem Cell Research”
”Moving the A.S. House and Making History”

Fall/Winter 2018


”The Pursuit of Greatness: SJSU’s Educational Opportunity Program”
”The Women of the Olympic Project for Human Rights”
”Winning Spirit: 2018 SJSU Sports Hall of Famers"


“Ken Noel: Reframing Possibility”
”Mary Noel: Hope for All Students”
”They Migrated so I Graduated”

Spring/Summer 2018


"Throwing Convention: Margaret Jenkins, '25 Education"


"Role-Playing it Safe"
"Faculty Spotlight: Peter Beyersdorf"
"Class Discussion: Creating a Generation of Aspirational Learners"

Spartan Women in Sport: Margaret Jenkins, '25 Education
Spartan Women in Sport: Carolyn Lewis, '70 Kinesiology
Spartan Women in Sport: Thomasina Wallace, '12 Kinesiology
Spartan Women in Sport: Tracy Hanson, '93 Kinesiology
Spartan Women in Sport: Gay MacLellan, '83 MA Kinesiology
Spartan Women in Sport: Dana Dormann, '90 Finance
Spartan Women in Sport: Lynn Vidali Gautschi, '76 Kinesiology, '77
Spartan Women in Sport: Marti Malloy, '10 Advertising, '15 MS Mass Communications
Spartan Women in Sport: Stacey Johnson, '80 Public Relations

Fall/Winter 2017


"Running Athletics: New SJSU AD Marie Tuite"


"Subway Therapy: Matthew Chavez's Post-It Movement"
"Faculty Spotlight: Fritz Yambrach's Water Vest"
"Community Connector: Netta Conyers-Haynes"
"One Big (Micro)Biome"
"From the Amazon Rainforest to Silicon Valley, Cells Matter"
"Raise Your Hand and Spartan Up"

Spring/Summer 2017


"Dreamers: The Undocumented Student and Immigrant Experience"


"Crossing the Borders of Identity and Philosophy"
"Faculty Spotlight: A Place of Her Own"
"Golden State Moment"

The Style Line
"A Window to Our World: A Letter to My Daughter"

Oracle Fine Arts Review
  "The Saralee Recordings"

Collage Magazine: The Memory Issue
 "Amah's Haftorah"

Collage Magazine: The Jazz Issue
  "New Orleans, 2010"

A Practical Wedding

  "Miracle of the Latkes" 
 "Anatomy of an Injury"
"My Book of Wishes"

THE MOMENT: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure, SMITH Mag


California Northern
    “What would a hypothetical utopia based in Northern California look like?”

Davis Enterprise
    “On prayer” (2011)
     “Americans with Disabilities Act” (2010)

UC Davis graduate reading, with Jon Ford

UC Davis graduate reading, with Jon Ford

Revel Art Show, November 2011

Revel Art Show, November 2011

sPARKLE n' bLINK -- Quiet Lightning, San Francisco
   “Gravy, Baby, and Other Ways of Making Love”
    “Granada Means Pomegranate”
    “The Dumbest Parasite in the World”
    “This is You”

    Flatmancrooked's Slim Volume of Contemporary Poetics
    “For the Sun,” finalist in poetry prize


"Your Lovely Hobo," Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre

"Sweet on You," UC Santa Barbara Monologue Festival


Finalist, 2019 Reynolds Prize for Fiction, issued by the Center for Women Writers, for “La Madrugada”

First place, 2018 Mendocino Coast Writers Conference writing contest, novel category, for “The Bridge”

Recipient, 2018 Byerley Memorial Scholarship to attend the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Nominee, 2015 Pushcart Prize for Fiction, nominated by the Oracle Fine Arts Review

Finalist, 2015 Reynolds Prize for Fiction, issued by the Center for Women Writers, for “Exposure”

Finalist, 2014 Tucson Festival of Books

Bread Loaf Writer's Workshop Work-Study Fellowship, Summer 2013

Finalist, H.E. Francis Short Story Competition, 2013
University of Alabama in Huntsville & the Ruth E. Hindman Foundation

UC Davis Graduate Student Fellowship, 2011
-awarded full tuition scholarship to attend the Tomales Bay Writers' Workshop 

UC Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2011
-awarded funding to attend the Napa Valley Writer's Conference


An Interview with Julia Halprin Jackson. Plume: A Writer’s Companion. November 2018.

The Write Stuff: Julia Halprin Jackson on Secrets, Expressed or Implied. San Francisco Weekly, Evan Karp. August 2015.

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