About Me

I am a member of SCBWI and 12×12, a 2021 #PBParty Finalist, a 2020 We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Mentorship Program finalist, and was selected out of over 50 applicants for a 2019 #PBChat mentorship with Pam Calvert. As a former science fair competitor, Juilliard Pre-College piano alumni, statistics major at Columbia University, and avid researcher in both lab and corporate environments, my goal now is to create picture books that spark kids’ interest in STEAM.

Represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Birch Path Literary.

Little did I know my massive glasses would look true-to-size for a lot of today’s spectacled PB characters! Recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Award in 1988 and 1990 (the latter book Sandra’s New Sister pictured at top, handwritten, illustrated, and if-I-recall-right white-floral-wallpaper cover bound with duct tape)