I once had a nightmare that, while waiting in an office lobby for a job interview, I discovered I was wearing lederhosen. How did they get on my body? I don't know, but the meeting clearly didn't go well: Apparently, one of the criterion for my being a good writer was doing laundry correctly, but I forgot to use detergent (rookie move). Thankfully, I'm not a lederhosen-wearing, detergent-forgetting maniac when I'm awake.

Born a North Carolinian, I moved to Papua New Guinea when I was 3 and lived there until graduating from high school in 2010. I then attended Asbury University, where I double-majored in creative writing and journalism and minored in Spanish. I also served as both the editor-in-chief of the Asbury Collegian, Asbury's student newspaper, and the Asbury Review, the semi-annual literary magazine. After graduating Cum Laude in 2014, I got married, moved to New York, and attended NYU's Summer Publishing Institute, where I studied both magazine and book publishing. Afterward, I served first as the fashion features editor for The Stylish Standout, then a freelance reporter for People StyleWatch.

I'm currently an Editorial Assistant for Condé Nast's Special Interest Publishing Group (we create special issues across all Condé Nast brands), but I am always on the lookout for writing assignments. When I'm not working, you can find me watching "SNL," eating pizza, watching YouTube videos of puppies or waiting impatiently for the subway.