I am a gal in STEAM writing for curious kids of all ages! I believe that children are often far more capable than grown-ups think they are, and I love books that trust the remarkable ability of the growing child mind. I write to spark curiosity, courage, wonder, and joy in readers.
After beginning my career in the competitive world of energy trading, I now split my time between helping other traders grow their businesses and writing for children. When I started out, I was the only American female in my program, and there were only a few female traders globally in the whole company. I hope my writing will create more female interest in STEM, business, and other male-dominated fields.
I am fortunate to have author Hannah Holt as my mentor through the #PBChat mentorship program and am also a proud member of SCBWI Carolinas, the 12x12 challenge, and the Courage to Create community. I hold a B.B.A in Finance and Chinese from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and have lived in Chicago, Indiana, China, Boston, and North Carolina. These days I can be found just outside Charlotte, NC, creating, singing, and exploring with my husband and two young children.