I spent the first 18 years of my life growing up in the north Chicago suburbs, where I discovered my love for the art of words and the art of rhythm and movement.
I went to Hope College in the tiny tulip town of Holland, Michigan to study poetry and dance. When faced with the possibility of leaving my lovely life and joining the “real world,” I decided I’d rather not. Ever.
I earned my Master of Fine Arts at Roosevelt University in Creative Writing so that I could continue a lifetime of conversations about art, literature, and life. I have been teaching writing at the college level since.
I believe in the power of art to inspire thought, emotion, and change. My poetry has been published in a number of literary journals, and I am currently working on a collection of poems titled The Length of Distance centered on the distances, both physical and emotional, in relationships.
I teach composition, literature, and creative writing at the college level, and I am available for small group and private coaching in poetry, essay writing, and technical writing in the Philadelphia area and online.
I have also been a tap dancer since a young age, and continue to incorporate rhythm in my life. I perform professionally in the Philadelphia area with The Lady Hoofers and am available for private tap instruction throughout the city.
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