My teaching, writing, community and consulting work form a tapestry stitched together by a continuous thread I have followed all my life related to notions of home and family, intimacy and connection, art and beauty, social inequalities, social justice, and social change.

Early Years and Education

Me as a young aspiring writer

Cleveland, Ohio
Born and raised

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Certificate in Women’s Studies

University of Texas-Austin
Master of Arts in Sociology

Brandeis University
Ph.D., Sociology and Joint Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Sociology

In the Media

My work has been featured in multiple media outlets including CNN, Washington Post, Teen Vogue, US News & World Report, USA Today, Real Simple, Vice News, and Slate. I am a regular contributor to Psychology Today and Inside Higher Ed.