Born and raised in a suburban desert outside of Los Angeles, I grew up dreaming of the wider world. Since then I have lived and worked throughout the globe. I now divide my time between Berlin and the “World’s Borough” Queens, New York City.

My research, writing, and conceptual artwork, done under the moniker of “The Tourist,” reflect a preoccupation with travel & tourism, cities & globalization, and contemporary art. When not pursuing my various projects, I teach world history to undergraduate art and design students at Pratt Institute.

I hold a Ph.D. in Modern European History from New York University. I am fluent in German. I also speak and read French and Czech, if not quite fluently, than certainly earnestly.