I was born in Israel but spent most of my life in Spain, where I completed both my B.A. in English Studies and a M.A. in Advanced English Studies and Secondary Education, from the University of Valencia. I was awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue an M.A. in Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I am currently an English PhD student and Rachel Winer Manin Fellow at UVA exploring issues of memory and trauma in Jewish American and African American literature.