I’m an assistant professor at the University of Texas-Arlington, a Jew, an exhausted spouse and parent, and a freelance writer.
Local government is my jam. I’m very passionate about local government work and remain a member of several urban and public administration associations. Sometimes I write about local government as well!
In 2017, I ran for a local city council seat, while parenting two small children. It was a a wild and fantastic experience and I recommend that everyone challenge themselves and run for something! You can hear more about my experience on this episode of the GovLove podcast.
For a bit of time, I was a journalist at Cleveland Scene, the local alternative weekly. While there, I covered suburban and metro policy and politics. I’ve also done a bunch of freelance writing for national publications, where I mostly talk about urban-related issues and Jewish stuff. You can check out my work here.
I grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, I’ve lived in Jerusalem, Israel; New York City; an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio; and now Dallas, Texas. With a husband and two kids, we love to explore cities- especially parks and libraries. Got any great recommendations for the Dallas area? Hit me up!