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Iā€™m a writer of non-fiction and literary criticism. My interests lie in stories about chronic illness, academic life and cultural texts. My writing has appeared in LitHub, LA Review of Books and elsewhere.

I was born in Kiev, Ukraine when it was part of the Soviet Union. At the age of ten, my family and I immigrated to the US, settling in San Francisco.

I studied Comparative Literature at UC San Diego, where I earned a PhD.