I received a Masters Degree in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College and a BA Degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I also studied in France at the University of Poitiers for one year.
In addition to teaching the SAT and GRE Verbal, I have taught upper division college courses such as The Art of Poetry, Introduction to Shakespeare, The Short Story, The Modern Novel, English 101 Non-Fiction Essay Writing and Writing and Philosophy. I have written extensively on the world of dance and theater, especially the role of make-up on the Renaissance stage. I am a former dancer with the New York City Ballet Company as a young girl and studied theater and acting after college and continue to write poetry, essays and a novel. I live in San Francisco with my husband and two cats Fifi and Felipe.