Email: owenkyrie@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kyrieowen

Profile Summary

Passionate writer experienced in storytelling, teaching, and editorial work. Instilled with the principle that effective communication relies on meaning, sense, and clarity. Experienced in helping small businesses find and express their voice in the ever-changing digital world.

Area of Research

My research centers the role of narrative medicine within writing and pedagogy. Narrative medicine uses the act of storytelling as a form of healing which translates to classroom spaces. The act of communication and connecting with others becomes a story. Additionally, my research is conducted through an Indigenous lens, focusing on how Western medicine and storytelling is influenced by Indigenous cultural practices.

Skills & Competencies

  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Proofreading
  • Revision Letters
  • Canva & Fotor
  • Spektrix
  • Research & Fact-Checking
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Online Education (Zoom, iLearn)
  • Experiential Learning
  • Communication
  • Digital Strategy
  • Social Media Management
  • Public Relations

Teaching Experience

Responsibilities

• Crafted lesson plans and syllabi to ensure students had the tools they needed to succeed.
• Utilized “Experiential Learning” to encourage students to share and learn from their peers.
• Provided constructive feedback to students on assignments to further their knowledge and understanding of class materials.
• Managed deadlines and returned grades in a timely manner.

University of California, Riverside | Riverside, CA | March 2021 – Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant | Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Workshop)

University of California, Riverside | Riverside, CA | October 2020 – March 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant | Introduction to Creative Writing

Editorial Experience

Responsibilities
  • Rebranded the website and assets to appeal to the current demographic. Contracted a graphic designer and marketer to collaborate with the redesign of graphics.
  • Wrote a guidebook for future teams and Editors-in-Chief, including a publishing calendar, a step-by-step guide for navigating WordPress and Submittable, and templates for budget requests.
  • Recruited both experienced team members and provided opportunities, and mentorship, for team members who needed experience.
  • Managed internal and external communications, working with editors, authors, university administration, and Submittable departments.
  • Read, reviewed, and accepted submissions. Proofread and line-edited accepted submissions. Additionally, worked with authors to revise their work.

Editor-in-Chief | Santa Ana River Review
June 2020 – Present

Social Media Manager | Santa Ana River Review
September 2019 – June 2020

Creative Nonfiction Editor | Short Vine Literary Journal
April 2018 – May 2019

Marketing and Development Experience

Responsibilities
  • Supported external communications including composing email campaigns, blogs, product descriptions, and advertising materials.
  • Researched product history to find historical relevance to ensure accuracy in writing and pricing.
  • Assisted with distributing, documenting, and analyzing patron research and data.
  • Executed development tasks in patron and donor databases, content managing systems, and marketing platforms.
  • Analyzed website keywords and phrasing to strengthen SEO, resulting in international sales.
  • Assisted with education department, including following up with contracts and payments.
  • Communication and outreach with donors, schools, and other nonprofits

Communications Associate
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | Cincinnati, OH
October 2021 – Current

Marketing Copywriter
Vintage 42 | Cincinnati, OH
August 2018 – February 2019

Social Media Manager
Al’s Bar | Cincinnati, OH
May 2018 – November 2018

Selected Events

UCR Writers’ Week
University of California, Riverside | Riverside, CA
February 2019 & February 2022

Writing Workshop – “Safety & Healing”
UCR Veterans Resource Center
May 2021

Conference – “Narrative Medicine Through an Indigenous Lens”
UCR Faculty Commons: Grad Research
June 2021

Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards

2016Award1st Place in Creative Nonfiction
(Sinclair College Writing Contest)
2016ScholarshipAntioch Writers’ Workshop
2020AwardChancellor’s Award
(UCR MFA)
2021FellowshipChancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship
(UCR MFA)

Education

MFA | Creative Writing (Nonfiction)
University of California, Riverside | Riverside, CA
Expected Graduation June 2021

BA | English Literature (Creative Writing)
University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH
Graduated 2019