Where did you grow up and what was your first language?
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. My first (and only language) is English. I did study Japanese for a year and Spanish for two years in High School, although I cannot speak it.
What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?
Where did you go to college?
For undergraduate studies I attended Bowling Green State University and for my graduate studies I attended and graduated from Ohio University.
What was your favorite book in middle school?
To many to choose from.
What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?
The best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange is working in a program that fully understands the value of the arts.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?
Making art, painting murals and building community with friends.
What is your favorite quote?
"My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity." - Malcolm X