I received my BA in Humanities from the incomparable Shimer College, a Great Books school in the Chicago area, and I’m a recent MA graduate of George Mason University’s program in English Literature. At Mason I studied folklore, gender, and women’s literature, and I spent a year writing a thesis on change of sex, gender, and cross-dressing in folktales. I taught first-year English, I worked in the Writing Center as a tutor and as coordinator of the ESL Opt-In program, I worked for the Writing Across the Curriculum program, and I was the lead copy editor for the Journal of Mason Graduate Research. I’m currently a member of the term faculty at GMU, where I teach Advanced Composition. I work part-time as a freelance editor of theses and dissertations, I literally can’t stop writing and reading, and I love cats, sugar, and laughing.