about

I’m a writer, editor, and teacher in Boston. I like to think about books and ideas, knowledge and language, education and learning. I’m broadly interested in intellectual and cultural history across the sciences and humanities.

I was born in Florida and grew up in Georgia, but except for a summer in New York City, I’ve lived in the Boston area since 2005. A first-generation college student, I studied theoretical math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, graduating in 2010. In the spring of 2017 I spent a semester doing graduate work at Harvard in philosophy and the history of science. I’ve worked in laboratories at NASA, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

After college, I developed a private tutoring practice and spent four months as an editorial intern at Boston Review. I rejoined the magazine as an assistant and associate editor from 2013 to 2017, and then again in 2018 as senior editor; I work on a wide range of writing, from book reviews and literary and cultural criticism to fiction, poetry, and long-form essays on politics, philosophy, economics, science, and culture. I also served as the in-house editor of BR’s books series with MIT Press; I’ve edited three books of nonfiction and co-edited a chapbook of poetry. I offer freelance nonfiction editing for both general and technical audiences.

To follow what I’m reading, remembering, or regretting not having read, check out my scrapbook and reading lists.