About Me

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I am a native of White Plains, New York. In May 2015, I graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College with a B.A. in English and a minor in Anthropology. I have worked as an editorial assistant for the Lambda Literary Foundation, and I am currently working as a paralegal for an antitrust law firm in Philadelphia. My short story “Peach Melba” was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Palaver, and my poetry has appeared in the Haverford Review, Polaris, Zaum XS and The Blue Route. I am busy at work on my first screenplay—a crime drama set in 1986 South Boston, which I hope to complete and post onto the Black List website sometime in 2017—and on various other writing projects.

My Top Twenty All-Time Favorite Films as of 8/2016 (in order, starting with the best, with links to published reviews):

  1. Harold and Maude (1971, dir. Hal Ashby, U.S.)
  2. Persona (1966, dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
  3. Landscape in the Mist (1988, dir. Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)
  4. Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1994, dir. François Girard, Canada)
  5. City of God (2002, dir. Fernando Meirelles, Brazil)
  6. Come and See (1985, dir. Elem Klimov, Belarus)
  7. Amores Perros (2000, dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico)
  8. Europa Europa (1990, dir. Agnieszka Holland, Germany/Poland)
  9. Memento (2000, dir. Christopher Nolan, U.S.)
  10. Network (1976, dir. Sidney Lumet, U.S.)
  11. π (1998, dir. Darren Aronofsky, U.S.)
  12. Heat (1995, dir. Michael Mann, U.S.)
  13. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, dir. Chantal Akerman, Belgium)
  14. Mulholland Drive (2001, dir. David Lynch, U.S.)
  15. Scarface (1983, dir. Brian de Palma, U.S.)
  16. La Belle Noiseuse (1991, dir. Jacques Rivette, France)
  17. Eternity and a Day (1998, dir. Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)
  18. Oldboy (2003, dir. Chan-Wook Park, South Korea)
  19. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, dir. Béla Tarr, Hungary)
  20. Shame (1968, dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
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