I am a writer, educator, and researcher. I’m passionate about writing, teaching, learning, and listening. Poetry is my big love — I have two published collections, A Hat to Stop a Train and The Shape of a Throat. I teach at the New College Writing Centre, University of Toronto and have also taught in community settings. I received my PhD in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in 2014.