I have been an activist my entire adult life, supporting progressive causes since a freshman at the University of New Hampshire in 2003:
My undergraduate studies focused on international human rights and my senior project championed women’s reproductive rights. As a student leader in 2007, I founded a campus organization for mental health awareness. As a full-time social worker from 2007 to 2012, I advocated for some of the most vulnerable populations in our society. Over many years as an educator in diverse settings, I worked to level the playing field for recent immigrant students. I served as board VP of my local time bank, demonstrating my support for economic justice. As a journalist for over ten years, I consistently used my platform to further dialogues on the causes that inspired me most.
My creative writing often centers on raising awareness for the causes I am the most passionate about. I have published work on elders’ rights, wealth inequality, climate action, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom. I hope to continue to use my writing to support causes that end suffering and create a more just world.