East-West Scholar – Chinese Language & Asian Studies Instructor
Translator & Poet – Explorer & Educational Entrepreneur
I was born and raised in Rhode Island and Vermont, with formative sojourns in Italy, China, Burma, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.
I am fascinated by the literary and cultural intersections between Asian and European civilizations, and revel in inspiring students to travel to foreign lands and embrace new languages, cultures and friendships.
I seek to unearth new texts, bridge cultures, learn from others, abide in color and silence, and share my intellectual passions and gifts with the world.