I grew up in both Arizona and Minnesota. I was raised by a single mom who is now retired and overly active on Facebook and likes too many of my posts on Instagram 😀 I have two siblings, three niblings, two doggies, and a fantastic partner. I used to be a professional photographer and videographer. If I am not writing, teaching, or doing activism I spend most of my free time playing Fortnite, watching YouTube, making soaps and lotions, doing creative projects, laughing at memes, taking pictures, and learning how to build things.

You can learn about my non-academic life by checking out my Instagram.