image of colored pencilsI have a Communications and Theater BS, and a Creative Writing MFA. I’m the daughter of a cultural anthropologist, the retired education director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and the FCC’s retired deputy managing director so communications is in my blood. My sister, grandfather and aunts are teachers and principals so education is a family value. And I live on School Street, so, I mean, come on.

I grew up outside the Beltway, have lived in London, Amsterdam, and the Bay Area, have taught and performed in Edinburgh and around the Americas, and was a China and Taiwan Global Technology Initiative Scholar, touring Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, including Tsinghua, Tongji, Zhejiang and National Central universities. 

I spent Y2K in Buenos Aires, and now I’m a Windy City culture vulture. I like dogs and cats, yoga and weight lifting, acting and activism, as well as narrative nonfiction. I’m an occasional barefoot tennis player.