Obligatory Bio

Although I’m a Starbucks-loving, passport-carrying citizen of the United States, I’m also a wanderer, an adventurer, and a Delta Frequent Flyer member who’s recently spent seven years living and working in Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East.

Hailing from Boston and a true New Englander at heart, I have been known to occasionally “pahk the cah.” A transplanted Detroiter with all the grit and tenacity of an underdog, I’m not the type to walk away from a challenge.

I’m part bookworm. Part history buff. All Gen X-er with a love for things that tell a story. I’m a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-your-hands-dirty type with the heart of an artist, the dedication of an academic, and the deep-rooted sense of justice that inspires me to help give a voice to the marginalized.

Greatest achievements?

The three young adults who call me “Mom” and spend more time reading books than playing video games.