MS in journalism from Boston University 
BA in English/Political Science from Simmons College 
AS in Medical Assisting from MCC 
music critic for 20 years published in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, WBUR, MTV Networks, The Weekly Dig and others. book critic published in The L Magazine and Edge Boston. have worked in development communications at various nonprofits, also corporate communications at a biotech company.
vegan. pony owner & former competitive equestrian. feminist. recycler and conscious consumer. feminist and political activist.
[some] Favorite films: Grace of My Heart, Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Waitress,The Apartment, Welcome to Sarajevo, Office Space, The Shawshank Redemption, Sense and Sensibility, Melancholia, Savages, (500) Days of Summer, All About Eve, Chasing Amy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Lost in Translation, The Big Lebowski, Shopgirl, Adaptation, RockNRolla, Emma, Sylvia, Une Femme est une Femme, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, The Shape of Things, The Whole Wide World, No Such Thing, Possession, Bug, His Girl Friday, Sunset Boulevard, Harvey, Broken English, Best in Show, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby, The Departed, The Fountain, Be Kind Rewind
[some] Favorite authors: Edith Wharton; Willa Cather; Sylvia Plath; Kate Christensen; May Sarton; Muriel Spark; Tom Perrotta; Anne Bronte; Jonathan Lethem; Toni Morrisson; Nick Hornby; Jonathan Tropper; Atul Gawande; Amy Tan; Francine Prose; Jhumpa Lahiri; Geraldine Brooks; Douglas Coupland; Kazuo Ishiguro; Joyce Carol Oates; David Vann; Ethan Canin
[some] Favorite books: Glimpses of the Moon, Old New York and The House of Mirth, Song of a Lark, My Antonia, A Separate Piece, Agnes Grey, The Girls of Slender Means, Driver’s Seat, Journal of a Solitude, The Street Lawyer, The Bell Jar, The Inn at Lake Divine, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Group, Anna Karernina, Alias Grace, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Garden of Last Days, How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life, This is Where I Leave You, Juliet, Naked, The Dissemblers, Super Sad True Love Story
[some] Favorite music: Death Cab for Cutie, Now Now, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Keane, Doves, The Avett Brothers, Superchunk, Au Revoir Simone, A Fine Frenzy, St. Vincent, Nirvana, The Clash, The Decemberists, Curve, Lush, Green Day, Gorillaz, A Band of Horses, Ivy, The Smiths, The Beautiful South, Charlatans, Blur, Kate Nash, Juliana Hatfield, Paula Kelley, Cowboy Junkies, the XX, Goldfrapp, The National, Nora Jones, Tindersticks, Mistle Thrush, The Shins, Wheat, Stone Roses, Teenage Fanclub, Gentlemen Hall
Favorite TV shows: [current]Mad Men; House of Cards; Californication; Curb Your Enthusiasm; True Blood; Nurse Jackie; Orange is the New Black, Justified
[all time]: The Wire; Seinfeld; HOUSE; Homicide; Cold Case