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MS in journalism from Boston University [1995]
BA in English/Political Science from Simmons College [1991]
AS in Medical Assisting from MCC [2007]

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

Iain Baker of Jesus Jones and me, 1991.

Iain Baker of Jesus Jones and me, 1991.

[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

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