I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in 20th century U.S. urban history. My interests range from ethnic and race relations to Jewish studies to the history of how the public health and social welfare infrastructure of American cities was built over the past 100 years. Currently I am contemplating revisions to my dissertation and serving as co-editor of The Metropole, the blog of the Urban History Association.

When I am not buried in books and accidently staining all of my clothes with highlighter, I can most often be found in the yoga studio or knitting on the couch while watching TV with my best decision ever, Kevin. 


Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
— Gustave Flaubert