I am a writer and human rights activist in Washington, DC.
Originally from the Sunshine State I have my BA in English from the University of South Florida, then studied Political Science (International Relations) at the University of Florida.
I have lived, worked and traveled all over the Americas since 1997 when I took my first Spanish language course in Costa Rica. Since then I have tutored English as a Second Language in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, completed a research internship carrying out a housing study for Habitat for Humanity in Chile and provided international accompaniment for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in rural Colombia.
Here in the US, I have:
- worked for a lawyer who represented clients on death row;
- volunteered at homeless shelters in St. Pete, Florida and Gainesville, Florida;
- organized, along with fellow volunteers, a mobile outreach effort to bring food, supplies and social services to homeless people living in camps in the woods outside Gainesville;
- taught English as a Second Language to recent immigrants in St. Pete, Florida, and Chicago, IL;
- volunteered in an elementary school garden teaching kids about food and nutrition (2006 school year)
- attended the 2007 US Social Forum and had my photos of it published in Yes! Magazine’s Fall 2007 edition.
Besides managing a short-term rental unit in downtown DC, I tutor reading at a local elementary school, take creative writing classes in Bethesda and am an amateur photographer. All photos on this site are my own and some have been published. See my photography page for more.