I grew up in Ottawa, Canada, in a family originally from Northern Ireland.  In 2019 I was awarded second prize in the National Poetry Competition, and in 2016 was published in Primers Volume One by Nine Arches Press.  A member of three poetry groups (Malika’s Kitchen, Red Door Poets, and Octavo) I’m also singer-songwriter in the band A Woman in Goggles, which consists of five people who frequently choose not to wear goggles.