About Me

I am in the process of developing a new business. Stay tuned ...

Companies I've started and run.

  • Vie Bikes

Places I've worked.

  • San Francisco Parent Coalition
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • San Francisco Great Streets Project
  • Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • EMI Strategic Marketing

If you've sat in a plaza in NYC or a parklet in San Francisco, or biked in San Francisco, you've enjoyed my work.

Other jobs I've had.

Bathroom cleaner, pizza restaurant waitress, bakery waitress/hands, high school tutor, online essay service editor, private event server and cleaner, travel writer in Romania, marketing intern, education intern, birthday treat deliverer, history professor research assistant, professional choral singer, fake lawyer.

I've sat on the following boards.

San Francisco Parent Coalition, Walk SF, Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association, and the Richard M Daley Pedestrian Advisory Council.

I volunteer.

Wealth & Disparities in the Black Community, Myrna Melgar for D7 Supervisor, Elite Team Assemblers, Chinese Immersion School PTA, Warren for President, Jane Kim for Mayor, Clarendon Elementary School Site Council, Lakeshore Elementary, Redding Elementary, Rep. John Fritchey's Office, etc.

Media quotes.

I've been quoted in or appeared on the New York Times, WNYC, the Daily Show, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, etc. I briefly wrote a regular column in amNewYork in the early 2000s and once published an op-ed in the New York Post.

I went to school.

  • I graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a concentration in American History.
  • I audited graduate-level classes in urban studies at Columbia University and NYU.

Languages I speak.

Hablo español como una niña pequeña. Además, jeg taler lille smule dansk, Deutch, francais, italiano & romaneste.

Other Skills & Joys.

I have two kids, one who plays a loud instrument and another whose prize possession is a box of Borax. I used to sing in choirs. Now I read, watch the sky, numb my fingers on group chats, and dream about aquatic tourism. I always prefer the phone.