About

"There's only about eight inches between an open book and a human heart." --Aline Ohanesian

I love books.​



I am the Editorial Director of Picturebooks at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. I feel lucky to have worked with so many talented creators, including Greg Pizzoli, Minh Lê, Dan Santat, Ryan T. Higgins, Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin, Chris Raschka, Shelley Johannes, Christopher Myers, Doreen Rappaport, Adam Rex, and LeUyen Pham. I love picturebooks with clever characters and inspired/ing art, and connect with chapter books and graphic novels with characters that have inherent motivation and earned agency. I'm an immigrant, fascinated with biology, and excited to bring a wide range of voices to readers everywhere. I care about every facet of bookmaking: from type to case cover art, and everything in between. I had the pleasure to earn a master’s degree from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and now live in Queens, NY. 

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