I have a MFA degree in Creative Writing (Fiction) from The New School in New York, and my own writing has appeared in journals such as Guernica Magazine, The Washington Square Review, Trufficulteur and Litro. I have been on the editorial teams for the Harvard Review and LIT Magazine. In 2021, my Montessori-inspired children’s picture book series debuted with Kiri’s First Ride to School and Kiri in the Classroom; my bilingual picture book, Belmiro, will be published in 2022.
Writers I have worked with include Frederic Tuten (Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the O’Henry Prize), MIT professor David Kaiser, journalist Stephanie Woodard (American Apartheid, 2018) and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist (his Conversation series).
Work I have edited has been published by New Directions, Buchhandlung Walther König, Springer, World Scientific, IG Publishing and Pinacoteca Agnelli, and in journals including Conjunctions, the Paris Review, Guernica, Washington Square Review and the Harvard Review.
In the academic realm, I have worked with researchers and labs at MIT, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, The New School’s India China Institute, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and the Colegio de Postgraduados in Texcoco, Mexico.
I have written successful grant proposals and reports for the Starr Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, the National Science Foundation, the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and have written successful project proposals for i21c, the Practice Writing Workshops and Workspace11. I have also been awarded a 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowship for my own writing.
I live full-time in Portland, Oregon, and am always happy to meet via Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts.