I am an arts journalist, and more broadly, interested in propelling the arts to an ever wider and more diverse audience.  I believe the arts in general, and the performing arts in particular, are uniquely positioned to help bridge divides among cultural and political identities, not just between nation-states, but within them as well.  As an incoming Master's Candidate in Arts Administration at Columbia University, I plan to research cultural diplomacy and the role of public art within communities.

Born in San Francisco, I grew up in Brooklyn and attended the Packer Collegiate Institute.  I am a graduate of the Residential College of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with a double major in "Arts and Ideas in the Humanities" (an interdisciplinary history of the visual, performing, and literary arts) and "French and Francophone Studies. I serve as the Dance Editor for the The Brooklyn Rail, and have written on a wide variety of  topics for The Michigan Daily. 

Other than my parents, my primary influence has been my golden retriever, Ollie, with whom I’ve grown up since the second grade.  He is pictured here at his recent bar mitzvah.