In 2016, after working as a hairstylist for over a decade, I returned to school to become a professional writer. In May 2020, I will graduate from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing.

I am the recipient of the 2019 Emily Gould Nonfiction Prize for my essay, “Heinrich Hofmann’s Christ,” which appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Quarto Magazine, and of the Edgar Richards Scholar Award for my service to the LGBTQ community through media.

I am an alumnus of The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ CONNECT Student Journalism Training Project, led by the editorial director of The New York Times’ news desk, Caroline Que.

I write literary nonfiction essays, profiles of public figures, and articles about arts and culture, travel, fashion, politics, and LGBTQ-related issues.