I serve as the English Department Chair at Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City, where I’ve taught high school English for fifteen years. I grew up in the mountains of Virginia, but I confess that New England feels most like home. Before moving to New York, I taught at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut–at the southern tip of the Berkshires–and the New Hampton School in central New Hampshire. I am an avid climber, mountaineer, triathlete, and music lover, as well as an inveterate agonizer over the text lists for my courses. I live in Astoria with my partner Amanda and our dog Joni.