MS in journalism from Boston University 
BA in English/Political Science from Simmons College 
AS in Medical Assisting from MCC 
music critic published in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, WBUR, MTV Networks, The Weekly Dig, Indie Minded and others. book critic published in The L Magazine and Edge Boston.
have worked in development communications at various nonprofits and corporate communications at a biotech company.
vegan. former competitive equestrian. recycler and conscious consumer. feminist and political activist.
[some] Favorite films: Grace of My Heart; Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight; Metropolitan; Love and Friendship; The Skeleton Twins; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind;Waitress; The Apartment; Love and Basketball; Ruby Sparks; Welcome to Sarajevo; Office Space; Sense and Sensibility; Melancholia; Savages; All About Eve; Lost in Translation; The Big Lebowski; About a Boy; Adaptation; RockNRolla; Emma; Sylvia; Une Femme est une Femme; Mustang; Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2; The Shape of Things; The Whole Wide World; No Such Thing; Possession; His Girl Friday; Sunset Boulevard; Harvey; Broken English; 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 Morrison; Zadie Smith; Nick Hornby; Isabel Allende; Amy Tan; Francine Prose; Jhumpa Lahiri; Geraldine Brooks; Douglas Coupland; Kazuo Ishiguro; David Vann
[some] Favorite books: Glimpses of the Moon, Old New York and The House of Mirth, Song of a Lark, My Antonia, A Separate Peace, Agnes Grey, The Girls of Slender Means, Driver’s Seat, Journal of a Solitude, Pioneer Girl, Everything I Never Told You, The Street Lawyer, The Bell Jar, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Group, Anna Karenina, 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, Super Sad True Love Story
[some] Favorite music: Chelsea Wolfe; Death Cab for Cutie; Peter Murphy; Bat for Lashes; Lana Del Rey; Warpaint; Lykke Li; Coldplay; Snow Patrol; Keane; Doves; The Cure; Depeche Mode; Field Mouse; The Avett Brothers; Artic Monkeys; Au Revoir Simone; Nirvana; The Clash;The Decemberists; Curve; Lush; Gorillaz; Band of Horses; Ivy; The Smiths; The Beautiful South; Charlatans; Blur; Kate Nash; Juliana Hatfield; Lily Allen; Paula Kelley, Jesus Jones; Cowboy Junkies; Chvrches; Goldfrapp;The National; Norah Jones; Tindersticks; Mistle Thrush; The Shins; Wheat; Stone Roses; Teenage Fanclub; Jack White; How to Destroy Angels; PJ Harvey; Lorde; Petty Morals
Favorite TV shows: [current] Rectify; Call the Midwife; Orange is the New Black; Being Mary Jane; Longmire; Mozart in the Jungle
[all time]: Mad Men; The Wire; Seinfeld; HOUSE; Homicide; Cold Case; Curb Your Enthusiasm; The X-Files; Arrested Development; Treme; Californication; Justified; Friday Night Lights