Embodied Writing Coach
I grew up in beautiful Marin County with my mother, twin sister, and a houseful of animals. My love for the language arts can be traced back to the 8th grade, and has been a guiding force in my personal, academic and professional life. In 2014 I received my BA in literature and poetry translation from Hampshire College, Massachusetts. In 2017 I completed my Masters degree in English Literature at Mills College, Oakland, where I explored the anti-imperial implications of Virginia Woolf's mellifluous prose. In 2018 I taught as a Spanish teacher and English writing coach at Sonoma Academy, and then as a history & humanities teacher at Credo High School. Since then, I have developed a private writing-coaching business, and am currently discovering where writing (and teaching writing) intersects with eating disorder prevention, positive embodiment, and IFS therapy.
No matter where life takes me, I always return to literature for the way language is, like my own path, a web of remarkable connections whose overarching design sometimes glimmers poetically overhead, but more often assembles unsuspectedly and prosaically across complicated terrain. Like Virginia Woolf's novels, our stories need not follow a conventional line to be meaningful; it is in their unconventionality across which meaning, I have found, takes the strongest hold.
With three years of experience as a multi-discipline writing tutor and teacher, and as a lifetime-student to my own creative and critical writing process, I confidently offer my services to all who need assistance putting words to their unique story. Whether it’s a midterm paper due next week, a personal statement that projects years into the future, or a collection of poems that articulate a silent truth, my joy lies in helping you align your language with your life; aligning what you see with how you "say" yourself into the world. Finding this unity is incredibly fulfilling, but it is also a constant practice, to which I am happy to be dedicating my personal and professional life.
Beyond my teaching, I'm a published & practicing essayist and poet, Body Positive Facilitator, Internal Family System trainee, yogi and baker—embodied passions that inform my holistic, interconnected views of writing and teaching writing.