Hello! There's a lot going on here.
In short: I'm a marketer working in the field of architecture in New England. I'm a writer, with pieces published in the Chicago Review of Books and the Boston Globe. I'm a designer, and have put out two award-winning anthology projects—one for emerging women creatives, independently, and one for nature writing, as co-editor, illustrator, and designer (and I used to manage a design studio). Otherwise, I illustrate mostly for fun, but I'm experimenting with translating my ideas into tangible objects and oddities to share.
One common thread is place. My work, my writing—which tends toward the particulars of particular women's lives, particularly in the American Southwest—and my art are all preoccupied with a sense of place: creating it, capturing it, or telling the story of it.
Speaking of places, I came to Boston by way of Emerson College's graduate program in writing and publishing, where I assisted marketing and publishing faculty, managed a local academic editing business, interned in book publishing, and started Moonrise (that independent anthology project). Prior to that, as an undergraduate in Wisconsin (where I'm from), I studied marketing and writing at the University of Wisconsin's Whitewater campus, assisted faculty there as well, and tutored in writing and English. Before that, I worked in produce departments! I may forget what I wrote on the grocery list I left at home but I will never forget the PLU code for red plums: 4042. You can see my full resume here.
Other interests include running, swimming, reading, loafing in the sun, tending to my houseplants, watching The Godfather, burning through Georgia O'Keeffe biographies, and going to bed early.