I graduated from Florida State University in 2002 with a double major in Classical Civilizations and Greek/Latin. I immediately moved to Austin and began graduate school in the Classics department at the University of Texas. After earning my Masters in Latin Literature in 2004, I transferred into the history department at UT. Many years later and without a PhD in hand, I decided academia was not for me and decided to leave graduate school and pursue writing full time.
Over the last few years, I have written extensively on the intersection of sports and violence off the field, especially college football and sexual assault, a topic about which I am currently writing a book for Akashic Books (due in stories April 2016). I also love romance novels and try to write about them as often as possible. I have participated in activist work around reproductive justice in Texas, most famously as one of the many organizers during the pro-choice protests at the Texas capitol in the summer of 2013.
At this site, you can also check out some of my media appearances and find out where I am on social media. I also love to do speaking engagements. Additionally, I encourage you to check out my published writing as well as my blog.