My Life and Times

Preferred Name: R.E.

Pronouns: They/them

I grew up in upstate New York (real upstate; Canada-adjacent upstate) and studied history at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York from 2010-2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Casper. As an undergraduate, I discovered my two passions: supporting academic writers through consultation and editing, and conducting primary source research.


Since graduating with honors in 2014, I have obtained a Master’s degree in American History from the University of Rochester (2015), published on the early history of science fiction paperback publishing, taught writing extensively at colleges in the Rochester, NY area, and joined the writing and editorial team at Nursing Clio, a collaborative peer-reviewed blog project dedicated to histories of medicine, gender, and all things in between.

Currently based in New York City, I write about the history of women’s health and reproductive rights in the United States, as well as criminal history and true crime. I am an avid knitter, an adventurous home cook, and a lesbian cat mom.