I was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. I hold a B.A. in English with a minor in Conflict Resolution from the University of California at Irvine. I was a technical writer for 6 years until the summer of 2009 when I decided to pack my belongings and moved to Paris, France to study pastry at ESCF-Ferrandi.

My interests include baking (of course), cooking, reading, knitting, traveling, and playing the piano and guitar.