My writing bug first appeared when I was seven years old and I wrote my first "book." I don't remember the title, but it was about how the stars in the sky were made. Not the scientific, correct version, but a fantastical tale about magic sand being tossed about the sky. As I got older, I found myself drawn to creative nonfiction and personal essay, leading me to earn my MFA from Lesley University in 2008.

Soon after earning my degree, I spent six years as a communications coordinator at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs where I wrote and edited the center's publications, publicity material, and web copy.

I am now a full-time freelance writer, wife, and mother. My writing has appeared in The AtlanticThe Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan, as well as college and university publications, including the Harvard Gazette.

When not devouring a book (usually a memoir), I enjoy modern dance and ballet, cooking, photography, making my own beauty products, kvetching, and taking my daughter to the library. You can never start too early. I mean the library, not the kvetching.