I was born in Denver, grew up in California, Las Vegas, and Cincinnati, Ohio. I received my B.A. in English and an M.A. in Poetry from the University of Cincinnati. I followed that with a MA in Film Studies at Ohio University completing a thesis entitled “From Haunting the Code to Queer Ambiguity: Historical Shifts in Adapting Lesbian Narratives from Paper to Film.” My current areas of interest include queer film, the impact of representation and visibility of lesbian characters in film, adaptation studies and cultural studies.