DUE TO COVID-19, MY LEFT EYE IS DAMAGED FROM ACUTE INFLAMMATION. PLEASE WEAR A MASK!
I am an educator, writer, and advocate for social justice and human rights for all.
I write memoir, personal essays and travel pieces.
I was born in the great state of New Mexico but raised in California. I've lived in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Australia, and New Zealand. I've had long-term work stints in England, Eritrea, Albania, Malawi, and Madagascar. I have had the good fortune to travel extensively–90+ countries and counting–using a variety of modes of transportation and for a variety of reasons, but I will always be a Californian (even if I currently live in Brooklyn NY). I have never, however, ridden an elephant, a camel, or a zebra. Nor do I intend to.
My life has led me along many paths. I've been a special events planner, a typist, an au pair, and an ice rink employee. I've danced in ballets, sang in an opera, and sold tap shoes. I've made deli sandwiches, served meals, and cleaned tables. More recently, I worked for and with the United Nations systems for more than twenty years on HIV and AIDS. Since 2017, though, I've been focused on teaching and am a proud (poor) adjunct for CUNY (LaGuardia Community College and Bronx Community College) and the College Now Program. I am currently working on the final edits of my memoir, due for publication in 2021. Follow my writing and see what other unexpected surprises I reveal.