About Jackie

Writer, Educator, Application Coach


Jackie Sizemore is a published author, educator and NACAC member whose writing has appeared in GOOD magazine, Ravishly, CollegeXpress, and many literary journals. She recently placed as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays 2018 book series. Jackie has an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA from Carnegie Mellon University. She worked for two years as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Carnegie Mellon University where she read over two thousand applications. She has taught college English and creative writing on multiple campuses and worked as a University Writing Center consultant. Jackie is a “third culture kid,” living in Tokyo, Japan as a child and ten different places in the U.S. so far. She has driven across the country four times and is always looking for new experiences to write about. Point of View Consulting is driven by her extensive knowledge of narrative and her deep understanding of admissions and selection committees. You can contact her directly at jackie@pointofviewconsulting.com

Boise State University 2016
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Carnegie Mellon University 2010
B.A. with University Honors in Creative Writing and Social & Cultural History
Minor in Photography

English 1010, Laramie County Community College, Albany County Campus, 2017

English 102, College Research Writing, Boise State University, 2013-2016

English 206, Intro to Fiction, Boise State University, 2014-2016

English 101, Boise State University, 2013

Magazine features published in Crixeo, ArtrepreneurCollegeXpress.

Education articles and features in GOOD magazine

Craft writing at Author Magazine.

Fiction published in Opossum, Paper Darts.

Creative Non-Fiction published in RavishlyEastern Iowa ReviewThe Evansville Review, forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Citron Review, and Mikrokosmos. 


In The Atlantic City Lab article “Finally Writing Programs take a practical turn.”

Longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship in Venice, Italy. “Childhood” theme, 2018

Wyoming Arts Council Professional Development Grant for Individual Artists, 2017

Fiction Finalist, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, 2016

Kustra Fellowship at Boise State University, 2013

Writing College Essays People Actually Want To Read
Kapeesh Virtual Summit 2018
Sponsored by Kapeesh
Guest speaker for virtual summit. 

Crafting Strategic Artist Statements & Bios
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming (Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Communities) 2018
Sponsored by Wyoming Women’s Business Center
Presentation and writing workshop for Wind River Reservation artists. 

Crafting Strategic Artist Statements & Bios
Wyoming Women’s Business Center, Laramie WY 2017
Presentation and writing workshop for Wyoming artists. 

“Cool Story: Challenges of Tutoring Fiction at Boise State University’s Writing Center”
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Conference, Salt Lake City 2015

Paper that explores BSU’s Writing Center’s preparedness for working with creative writing, conducted interviews with current consultants resulting in qualitative and quantitative findings. 

“Social Justice in the Writing Center: Training Tutors to Combat Social Oppression(s)”
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Conference, Salt Lake City 2015

Brown, Hansen, Jones, May, and Jackie Sizemore
An interactive workshop for administrators and consultants to begin creating a social justice training program, or social justice aspect of their current training program for their center.

Scholastic Writing Awards 2018, State of Idaho,
Science Fiction & Fantasy category

International Literary Awards 2018 (by Salem College Center for Women Writers)
Reader for Fiction Category

Scholastic Writing Awards 2017, State of Idaho,
Flash Fiction category

Boise State University President’s Writing Awards 2014-16 
Fiction and Research Essay categories

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Campuses Visited

United States: 
Boise State University
Boston University
Bowling Green University
Bucknell University
Buffalo State University
Canisius College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Dickinson College
Gettysburg College
Humboldt State University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Loyola Marymount University
McNeese State
(The) Ohio State
Penn State
SUNY Fredonia
Temple University
UC Berkeley
University of Maryland College Park
University of Minnesota
U North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas in Austin
United States Naval Academy
University of Arizona
University of Buffalo
University of Mississippi
University of New Mexico
University of San Francisco
University of Wyoming
Wittenberg College

University of Melbourne (Australia)
University of Sydney (Australia)

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