Hometown: NC mountains
Education: B.A. (International Affairs), George Washington University; J.D. (The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law)
Interests: politics, travel, hiking, Chekhov and Proust and Murakami and Harry Potter, journalism, the pursuit of justice, tree climbing, street photography, people watching, diplomacy, Hayao Miyazaki, bluegrass and Fairuz and Sufjan Stevens, Iranian and Turkish food, intersectionality, poetry, and documentaries
I am the Legal Editor at Rankings.io. I started out as a nerdy child editor, correcting spelling errors and adding Oxford commas if they had been sacrilegiously omitted (but only in my mind, because I hated ruining a lovely book with writing). Growing up, I was also quite passionate about anything I perceived to be unjust, so it makes sense that after graduating from undergrad, I went on to attend law school in Baltimore. Once I earned my degree and license, I began working as general counsel for a U.S. multinational that operates in the Middle East, where I have been engaged in diverse areas of the law.
I also spent several years as a freelance writer and editor, producing content such as guides, press releases, articles, and white papers for law firms, compliance organizations, international trade companies, and content management companies. I love the written word, the law, and connecting with people.
I live in the comforting and lovely mountains of North Carolina with my partner and little boy, who is a mischievous little Huckleberry Finn. Outside of work, I may be splashing in the creek, reading, daydreaming about being a senator, romping through the forest, working on immigration and refugee issues, or learning something new.