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About me

Industry Education
Location Southern US
Introduction As a child, I often felt as though I didn't quite fit in, having been blessed with the unfortunate combination of being fairly smart and really short. Books were my special place, my escape and my refuge, a way of traveling far away and vicariously experiencing all sorts of places and things. In my small southern town, where reading for pleasure was a near alien activity, books gave me hope. Now, I teach about books and language and try oh-so-hard to help my students (myself included!) to find their voice through reading and writing. I teach French language, literature, translation and culture and am finishing up my dissertation in French Renaissance literature.
Interests Reading, cooking and baking, gardening, traveling, yoga, crochet, sewing...
Favorite Music Regina Spektor, The Decemberists, The Shins, Paul McCartney/Beatles, Van Morrison, Damien Rice, Otis Redding, Ray LaMontagne, Iron & Wine