I received my B.A. from Columbia University in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, with a minor in Environmental Science, and was chosen to be a Centenniel Scholar. I completed my M.A. in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.
I have worked as an educator, as well as being a writer and editor for several in print and online publications. I am also a mom to two kids with special needs, one of whom I homeschool, who have been my chief occupation.