2018: MFA in Fiction, Bennington Writing Seminars.
2011: PhD in French, University of Michigan.
2000: BA with Highest Distinction in English literature with a minor in French. University of Illinois at Chicago. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
1999: Student, Université de Paris IV – La Sorbonne. Study Abroad Program, Universities of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.