I am a Ph.D. candidate in English literary studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I study children’s literature, world literature, and aesthetic theory. My dissertation brings these interests together to reimagine the concept of enchantment in modern picture books from a transnational perspective. This project and my other scholarly activities support the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement. I also hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In my spare time, I enjoy dance and the visual arts.