Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I now reside in lovely Brooklyn, NY. (Confession: sometimes I watch episodes of Portlandia just to make sure I don’t forget my roots.)

I currently spend my days teaching in an intensive writing program called CUNY Start. The rest of my time is spent serving as the Managing Editor of The Mantle, volunteering for iACT, and attempting to find quiet moments to work on my own writing projects.

Most of my writing is focused on civilian protection issues and can be found on The Mantle, Foreign Policy in Focus, Global Solutions, World Policy Blog, and Stop Genocide Now.

If you have questions for me, project ideas, want to write for The Mantle, or simply want to say hey, just drop me a line!