I am the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press), an anthology of essays by women that explores the complex ways in which race shapes American lives and families. I am also the author of Mama’s Saris (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), a picture book.
My bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, NPR, WSJ.com, Teen Vogue, VICE, Pacific Standard, Saveur, BuzzFeed, Quartz, CityLab, and espnW among others. My essays and short fiction have been published in a number of children’s literary magazines, including Cicada, Kahani, and New Moon.
I have developed educational content for a variety of media concerns. At Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, I developed curricula and content across media in the United States, India, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. I have also worked in Children's and Educational Programming at Thirteen/WNET, as well as at HarperCollins and Hachette Book Group USA (formerly Time Warner Book Group). I have consulted for Sesame Workshop India, Scholastic, Uncle Goose, and National Museum of Singapore among others.
In addition, I have written marketing content for Fortune 50 companies (client list and clips available upon request).
I hold a B.S. in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and am currently an M.Ed. candidate at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.
I live in New Jersey with my daughter, an antique typewriter, and too many books.