I am a writer, editor, and world traveler. After graduating in 2015, I left the United States to teach English in Europe. As an English Teaching Assistant, I worked in Brussels, Belgium under a Fulbright grant and Cannes, France under the Teaching Assistantship Program in France.
As a fiction writer, I'm most fascinated in diversifying coming-of-age stories about black youth. Last June, I attended the VONA Voices Writing Workshop for writers of color and recorded a prose piece for the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia. In September, I moved to the Pacific Northwest and joined the Hugo House as one of their Emerging Writers Fellows. Currently, I'm in the process of completing my debut novel, which focuses on the estranged grandchildren of a North Carolinian tobacco farmer and their struggles with family, land, and love.