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 TimesThe Village Voice, The Washington Post, NPR, Real Simple, The Atlantic,, Teen Vogue, VICE, Pacific Standard, Bon Appétit, Saveur, BuzzFeed, CityLab, and espnW among others. My essays and short fiction have been published in a number of children’s literary magazines, including CicadaKahani, and New Moon.

Full time, I am a communications manager at Princeton University, where I manage internal and external communications and media relations, and write and edit print and electronic publications. 

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. Aside from reading and writing, I like to bake bread (find me on Instagram), Bullet Journal, and dance.