I received my Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra in 2014. During my time there I was awarded the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship, the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship, and received awards from both the Equal Justice Works and the Public Justice Foundation. After graduating I was awarded a Postgraduate Fellowship to serve indigent LGBTQ asylum seekers with Immigration Equality and help train students in the Hofstra Asylum Clinic. I was admitted to practice in New York in 2015.
Before becoming an attorney, I taught creative writing and performance for over 10 years. I facilitated workshops with Youth Speaks, Urban Word NYC, Administration for Children’s Services facility at Bellevue, Bailey House, Rikers Island, San Quentin State Prison, and in high-needs schools all over the United States. I’ve led professional development programs for NYU’s “Preemptive Education” program and Berklee College of Music.
My writing has been featured on HBO, TEDx, and Upworty. My poems have been published in published in numerous journals including Word Riot, Union Station Magazine, and Freeze Ray. I’ve received commissions for theatrical work from the National Performance Network, Dance Theater Workshop, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the City of Oakland. My first collection of poems, Murder Stay Murder, is available from Penmanship Books.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from the New School, graduating with honors and a double major in Creative Writing and Psychology. I completed two theses- an examination of the pathologies of Male on Male Sexual Assaults in prisons and a discussion of developmental psychology as it applies to sex abuse in the Catholic Church. I was awarded a fellowship with the Riggio Writing and Democracy Program.
I live in Brooklyn with my partner, our 2 kids, and a fish named Bo.