About Me

I am the Director of National Projects at SAGE where I am responsible for overseeing SAGE’s national training initiatives, managing federal and private grants, and providing consulting services to both aging and LGBT service providers. I am also the founder and director of PAWS Oakland a new organization that helps Oakland's elders provide for their pets by connecting them with pet food delivers, supplies, and services.

I received my PhD in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook. My research focuses on feminist and queer theory, contemporary French philosophy (specifically the work of Henri Bergson), LGBT aging, dementia, and biomedical ethics. My first book Affirmation, Care Ethics and LGBT Identity was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. A full list of my academic and popular publicatons can be found here.

I live in Oakland with my partner and a handful of pets.