About Me

creative children's writerAbout Me

 

I’m a writer from Pittsburgh, PA. I love creating for children and readers of all ages.

You can find my fiction stories, non-fiction articles, activities, crafts and recipes in many magazines including including Highlights for Children, Muse, and Cricket.

I also write for the educational market. I’ve written for a variety of ages from PK-2 to high reading level middle schoolers. In 2019, I have a non-fiction book coming out from Capstone. I also have three fiction books for the Heinemann Literacy Project (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom) coming out this year.

Explore my published writing here.

I’m the regional advisor for SCBWI Pennsylvania: West, and I was 2016-2017 Fellow for Pen Parentis.

I have my BS in Biology and I was a science educator at Carnegie Science Center for many years. I also have my BA and MA in American History and was a teaching assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park. I attended Salisbury University as an undergraduate and was the editor of the sports section of The Flyer.

I live in Pittsburgh, PA, with my family. I’m a runner and a reader and I love learning about and trying new things, whether it’s a new dessert, a new hiking path, a new museum, new facts, or a new country!

Work Experience

  • Educator, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Curriculum and content development for classroom and assemblies, grades K-12.
  • Writer and Performer, Farm to Table, Pittsburgh, PA. Developed and performed healthy eating assembly & workshops for area schools for grades K-8.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA. Communications and Diversity instructor.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, History Department, University of Maryland
  • Docent, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park.
  • Editor, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • Social Media Coordinator, Pittsburgh 3R Marathon.
  • Editor, Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run race blog.

Education

  • Master of Arts, American History, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Women’s Studies Certificate, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Salisbury University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Salisbury University
  • Minor, Chemistry, Salisbury University