is a writer and filmmaker.
She was born in Montreal and raised semi-nomadically in Brazil, Tunisia, Arizona, Washington DC, and the Pacific Northwest. The first language she spoke was Portuguese, and she subsequently studied Italian, French, Spanish, and Russian, though she is now thoroughly monolingual. She received her B.A. in Fine Art (painting) from Yale University, and was a Directing Fellow at the Canadian Film Centre. Her film work has screened at festivals, been broadcast internationally, and has won awards. Beauty Crowds Me, a film based on poems by Emily Dickinson, was part of an installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her first novel, Mockingbird, came out in 2013. She regularly publishes essays with Numéro Cinq magazine and tells stories at Moth StorySLAMs in Seattle. A collection of fictional travel essays, Way Elsewhere, is forthcoming from Lettered Streets Press. She is currently drafting her second novel.