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 I am a writer, a reader and a believer in lifelong learning. Growing up, I spent my summers checking out stacks of books from the public library, which led to a love of words and storytelling.

Currently, I work as a copywriter producing content ranging from website landing pages and e-newsletters to technical guides and articles. I have also worked as a staff writer for a website, publishing news and feature articles on topics such as recycling, gardening and sustainable living, and as a teacher of English Composition, Creative Writing and English as a Second Language. I am also a writer of creative nonfiction and fiction. I received an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University.

I am passionate about environmental sustainability, education and language. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but have also lived in Iowa and Arizona and spent a few months each in Spain, New York City and Mexico. I now live in Portland, Oregon, and enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest.