I grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, I’ve lived in Jerusalem, Israel, New York, NY and now a suburb of Cleveland, OH. I am fortunate to live close to my community in Pittsburgh and visit often. Following a horrible attack in October 2018, I wrote about my community for Belt Publishing,



I started on my path towards academia as a local government practitioner. I’m still very passionate about local government work and remain a member of several urban and public admin associations. Sometimes I write about local government as well! Check out my latest from ELGL:



I ran for a local city council seat in 2017, with two small children. It was a fantastic experience and I recommend that everyone challenge themselves and run for something! You can hear more about my experience on this episode of GovLove:

Lastly, I occasionally write for an alt-weekly news outlet in Cleveland, covering topics related to suburban politics and metropolitan governance. Feel free tocheck out my most recent piece: