I come from the hills of California. After going to Columbia Community College, I headed to UC Berkeley and studied English Literature. I earned my Master's degree in Book Publishing at Portland State University.
While earning my degree, I was a staff member at Ooligan Press, where I worked with the Outreach and Project Development team on planning an annual conference. I interned for Scout Kalah McCaffrey at Franklin and Siegel have a strong interest in international publishing. Additionally, I interned for Literary Agent Laura Bradford for a year, where a book I worked on sold in a two-book deal to Sourcebooks in 2018. I ran Willamette Writers events for a year and a half, and love event management. In my free time, I read a lot of fantasy and young adult books, and write my own.