I’m a writer and teacher of secondary and higher education, specializing in English and American literature, philosophy and debate.

My creative work has been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Spike Magazine, Journal of New Jersey Poets, and Yankee Magazine, where it received “best of year” recognition. I have my MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where I was incredibly fortunate to study with Billy Collins, Gerald Stern, Marie Howe and the late Thomas Lux.

An environmental and travel journalist, I’ve taught traditional and adult college students at several NJ colleges, including Drew University. I’ve written for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection trained adults and young adults on environmental thinking, and written about modern U.S. infrastructure.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my two teenagers, gardening, caring for a century-old home, passengering in a Mooney M20, cooking, writing poetry, and (slowly) learning Portuguese and ukulele–both very slowly.