graduate student & bookseller. when i'm not doing either of those things, you can find me reading, writing, baking, practicing yoga, or binge-watching the west wing & louie on netflix. the love of my life lives six hours away, but we make it work better than most couples who aren't long-distance. i am a survivor of & advocate for autoimmune encephalitis. i'm lion-hearted, complex, conscious, & kind. most of all, i'm thriving.