I earned an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Prior to attending Mills, I earned a BA in Women’s Studies/ Literature from Brown University in Providence, RI.

I’ve been in Portland, Oregon since 2001. In addition to working with professional academics and graduate students, I facilitate workshops with Write Around Portland. Whenever possible, I hang out with my rad kid and/or go to the river. I am currently finishing my first book: an essay collection about finding a place in language where you can speak from all your parts.