I grew up in Seattle. It remains my favorite place in the world. I took a gap year before attending college at Johns Hopkins. During that year I made my debut as an editor and writing tutor at The Loft, the writing center at North Seattle Community College.
After a 3-year stint in the PhD program in philosophy at Yale, I moved to Maryland where my partner works and where I'm finishing my PhD at my alma mater.
Philosophy is not my only intellectual passion. Just try to stop me from rattling on about art, art history, or the American Civil War.
I cherish the conscientious work of editing; the spellbinding activity of scholarship; and the excitement and humanity of teaching.
But to get down to the basics. I'm obsessed with cats—especially mine, Bun Bun and Molly. I am blown away by trees. I am committed to coffee. I linger over lapsang souchong tea and smell burning ceremonial incense, incapable of resisting anything with an earthy, resinous scent. I am enlivened by fall foliage and crisp, cool weather with clear skies.