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About

My best teachers were the writers of my favorite books. These writers were able to foster in me a sense of wonder and respect for other cultures and the broader world. I want to become a force for positive change using the transformational power of storytelling.

The story above (along with others) earned me a spot in the Creative Writing Master’s Program at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. While attending the program, I want to write a novel or collection of short stories with the hope of opening people’s minds to a better world. I want to communicate the shape and texture of the world with its problems and possibilities. I will concentrate on current cultural and environmental issues such as globalization, sustainable development, and population. My stories will draw people together around these issues and inspire change, both personal and global.

Kickstart my storytelling. Help a voice of change be heard.

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