About Me MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. Author of AMERICAN PANDA (out now!) and MISALIGNED (fall 2019). AMERICAN PANDA received four starred trade reviews, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and Indie’s Next Pick, and is nominated for several awards including YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adult. I am always up for cooperative board games, Dance Dance Revolution, or soup dumplings. I was also once a black belt in kung-fu and a competitive dancer, but that side of me was drilled and suctioned out.