I’m a comic writer, publishing professional, and librarian.
Comics have been my career for the past seven years. A former comics retailer, I served as a co-administrator for The Valkyries, an online group for women who work in comics, and its sister organization, Valkyries Valhalla, which caters to booksellers and librarians with a comics focus. In 2014, I was honored to take part in a committee put together by TheMarySue.com to write a new anti-harassment policy for New York Comic Con. I also create comics with my creative partner, Christina "Steenz" Stewart, and our debut graphic novel, Archival Quality, received the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics in 2019. We have also collaborated on short stories for anthologies, including series like Princeless.
For five years, I worked as an award-winning teen librarian. In 2015, I was selected to participate in the American Library Association's class of Emerging Leaders, alongside a diverse group of other librarians that are doing interesting and innovative work in their fields. I have written freelance articles on pop culture and librarianship for outlets like American Libraries Magazine and NovelList, and have spoken on the topic at venues like New York Comic Con, Rutgers, and UCLA.
I currently work as the marketing manager at Quirk Books, and independent publisher based in Philadelphia. When I'm not working, I'm playing video games, collecting Halloween decorations, and hanging out with my boyfriend and weird, tiny dogs.
BFA, Photography, Parsons the New School for Design, 2009 - 2012
BA, Fine Arts & Art History, Goddard College. 2014.
MSLS, Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 2018.
My full CV is available upon request.