Photo by  Julian White .

Photo by Julian White.

Born and raised in the Boston area, I wanted to attend a college far, far away from the parochial community where I spent my childhood and adolescence. Instead, I went to a nice liberal arts university in Cambridge.

I graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in the History and Literature of America (translation: American Studies). My academic work focused on twentieth-century literature, art, and feminist political thought.

After graduating college, I spent three years working in New York, writing, copyediting, and fact-checking for media companies and then a tech startup.

In early 2018 I said good-bye to New York and moved to Philadelphia, where I work as a production coordinator for a university press. I adore Philly and its vibrant culinary scene, robust artistic community, and magnificent architecture. It might be my favorite city in the US. Just don't tell Boston that.