I am a lifelong resident of Seattle where I earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. During my time there I had three poems published in school journals and was the grateful recipient of a scholarship for fiction. I was named a finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for creative nonfiction in 2018. In 2017 I rode my bike across the country. The people I met and places I saw continue to be an enduring inspiration in my writing.