Freelance writer, mother of two.

From 2005 to 2010 I was a helluva doctoral student in city and regional planning.
Then I spent five years looking after my kids, freelancing,
and figuring out what I found meaningful.
As of spring semester 2015 I am back in the program.

My focus is on economic development programs and immigrant entrepreneurship.
Other interests: public transit; transport costs and regional economies;
how public spaces reflect (and shape) social and cultural assumptions.

Basically years and years ago I read William H. Whyte's The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
and it had a great effect on me.

Also: occasional writer on management ideas for Economist.com Which MBA?;
occasional music critic for The Singles Jukebox.

This website is a work in progress.

Finally: above image courtesy of Joel Mann, copyright 2006.
Do check out what he has to say about it.