A B O U T
I am the Community Engagement Producer at NPR-affiliate station KUOW 94.9 FM in Seattle. I am also the founder of RollCallProject.com, an international photography and storytelling project humanizing the culture gaps separating students and teachers. I developed ROLL CALL as part of TED-Ed’s third cohort of 30 Innovative Educators from around the world.
Before becoming an official public radio nerd, I was a curator, a middle school teacher, and a nightclub bartender. And before I could mix drinks professionally, The New York Times called me a ”graduate already in the driver’s seat.” My project HALF: Biracial + Bicultural in America was nominated for a USA Today Outstanding Academic and Intellectual Endeavor Award.
The Boston Globe has described me as "post-feminist." A festival in Australia once introduced me as "America's hip hop poet." A former student told The Seattle Times I am an "inveterate poet." I do not identify as a post-feminist hip hop poet. I had to look up inveterate.
I am based in Seattle. I am on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and I frequently post scandalous pictures to Instagram.