Writer. Dancer. Teacher.
I have spent most of my adult life traveling, teaching and studying places geographically and culturally foreign to my hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. After retiring from a career as a professional Irish Step dancer, I taught English and Dance in Chicago Public Schools before residing for ten years in Ghana, West Africa, then the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Uprooted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, my husband and I bounced around the US before recently relocating to Honolulu, Hawaii. Much of my life work, whether in teaching, performance or in writing, has sought to bridge gaps in intercultural understanding to engender in my fellow humans compassion for one another and for their environment. I am a Cum Laude Honors graduate of Loyola University with a B.A. in English Literature, and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.