Hobbies and Interests
College Football (Fight On, USC Trojans!)
Animals (Especially my dog, Tuffy, and my horse, Pico)
Reading and Writing
Knitting and Sewing
All-Time Favorite Bands/Artists: The Smiths, The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, The Four Tops, Duran Duran, The Clash, Echo and the Bunnymen, Howard Jones
All-Time Favorite Shows: Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Battlestar Galactica, The Killing, Harry Bosch, Ray Donovan, Dancing With the Stars, and The X-Files
Educational Background and Interests
Claremont McKenna College - B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Literature
University College, Oxford University - Study Abroad Program
San Francisco State University - M.A., English Literature
Chapman University - Single Subject Teaching Credential
2016 Keats-Shelley Essay Prize Short Listee
2015 Southern California Genealogical Society Family Writing Contest Finalist.
Favorite Authors: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Elmore Leonard, Thomas Hardy, Stephen King, and Edith Wharton
Areas of Interest: Gothic novels, Victorian novels, and British Romanticism, especially the poetry of John Keats
Favorite Novels: Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Tess of the D'urbervilles
Publications: "The Enduring Appeal of Nancy Drew." The Nancy Drew Anthology. Silver Birch Press, Sept. 2016.
"My Grandmother, Naughty Betty." The Searcher. Southern California Genealogical Society, Winter 2017.
"My Literary BFF, Jane Eyre: How to be "Tenacious of Life." The Need to Read: My Best Literary Friend. The Sitting Room, June 2017.