Born in the sleepy city of Adelaide, South Australia. Spent formative teenaged years in Brookline, Massachusetts. Got a BA Languages degree from the University of Sydney. Lived in Beijing, China for 4.5 years, before moving back to Australia to pursue a career in aviation. Interests include: learning to fly, crossfit sessions, all things China, local music scenes, fiction and non-fiction writing, biking everywhere, and the art of mixology.