1989 State College, Pennsylvania

Born and raised, splitting holidays between family in Colorado and Tokyo

2004 Tokyo, Japan

Move to maternal homeland, improve Japanese abilities and hone karaoke skills

2007 Saratoga Springs, New York

Graduate from American School in Japan and begin undergrad at Skidmore College

2011 Tokyo, Japan

Return to Japan after graduation for a year of working, eating, dancing, and more karaoke

2012–Present Brooklyn, New York

Get a job, get a lease, get a cat. Embark on indefinite freelancing adventure. Take in a second cat, join the Park Slope Food Co-op, inherit a turntable, start slinging espresso, embody every Brooklyn-centric punchline.


  • Graphic novels & visual narratives
  • Print culture & propaganda
  • Papercraft & analog toys
  • Trotskyism
  • Maps (geographic, chronologic, etc.)
  • Trivia & puzzles
  • Cycling & public transit
  • New York history & architecture
  • World cuisine & craft
  • Cats

Recently enjoyed

  • Subterranean Fire
  • Shoplifters
  • Woman at War
  • Scheherazade
  • A Tale for the Time Being
  • Málà Project
  • Bottino Takeout
  • Mile End Deli
  • Xi’an Famous Foods
  • Peaches Hothouse